Early Medicine From Prehistory to the Renaissance

What major developments make medical advances possible? In this lecture series, we'll take a look at medicine and surgery from the earliest civilizations of Sumeria and Egypt to the rational approach to medicine taken by the Greeks: learn how this heritage helped the Romans maintain formidable armies. Explore the elements foundational to the development of modern medical practice: the medicine of Islam and of the Middle Ages up to the Age of Discovery in the Renaissance.

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