TITLE

"Most brilliant in judgment": Alexander the Great and Aristotle

AUTHOR(S)
Lainas, Panagiotis; Panutsopulos, Dimitrios; Skandalakis, Panagiotis N.; Zoras, Odysseas; Skandalakis, John E.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
From historical sources, it is evident that Alexander the Great was indebted to one of his teachers, Aristotle of Stagira. It was the teaching of Aristotle that evoked all the nascent talents of young Alexander and turned him into a great man. Alexander was extremely interested in the secrets of medicine and considered it an art. The medical knowledge he acquired from Aristotle may have saved his life and the lives of his troops on many occasions. If Alexander did not possess medical knowledge and if his everyday life had not been so greatly influenced by medicine, he might never have been able to create his empire.
ACCESSION #
16671367

 

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