Benedikt Krammling

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Representative epidemiological studies recently documented that fear of heights and visual height intolerance affect about one-third of the population [1]. Obviously the experience of these conditions has a long history. One of the earliest descriptions of fear of heights is found in the Greek Corpus Hippocraticum from the 5th century BC: ‘‘a worsening of(More)
OBJECTIVE To find and analyze descriptions in ancient Greek and Roman literature that reveal what was known at the time about seasickness. METHODS A systematic search was made in the original literature beginning in the Greek period with Homer in ca 800 bc and extending up to Aetios Amidenos in the late Roman period in ca 600 ad. RESULTS Rough seas and(More)
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