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Surgical cures under sleep induction in the Asclepieion of Epidauros
Abstract Stone inscriptions of cures in the sanctuaries of Asklepios, the Greek god physician and surgeon, describe the ritual act of “enkoimesis,” a dream-like state of sleep induction practiced inExpand
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Management of childhood diseases during the Byzantine period: III − Respiratory diseases of childhood
Evidence on herbal, veterinary and chemical substances used in various forms for respiratory problems of childhood such as acute otitis, acute tonsillitis and parotitis was investigated in theExpand
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Therapeutic Methods Used for Otolaryngological Problems during the Byzantine Period
Evidence of herbal, animal, and chemical substances from the natural world used in medicines for otolaryngological problems, including opium, hyoscyamus, barley, honey, dried beans and peas, olives,Expand
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The snake as the symbol of medicine, toxicology and toxinology.
We investigated the meaning and the roots of the snake's usage as a symbol of medicine, the medical profession, toxicology and toxinology by examining mythological, archeological data and a varietyExpand
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Analgesia and anesthesia: etymology and literary history of related Greek words.
G reek is a particularly cultivated language and has been used to express and refine philosophical and scientific concepts for more than 30 centuries. It is not by chance that internationalExpand
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Pain relief and sedation in Roman Byzantine texts: Mandragoras officinarum, Hyoscyamos niger and Atropa belladonna
Abstract Evidence on pain relief and sedation for surgical and medical purposes was traced in literary medical treatises from the Roman and Byzantine times (2nd century BC to 7th AD). Roman andExpand
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Archaeological evidence on the use of opium in the Minoan world
Abstract A wealth of prehistoric archaeological findings unearthed by archaeologists has brought forward a rich harvest of information about the use of opium poppy in the Minoan civilization. TheyExpand
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Management of childhood diseases in the Byzantine period: I − Analgesia
Evidence on the use of pain relievers for medical purposes in childhood was traced in medical treatises during Byzantine times(4th to 15th century ad). The texts of Aetius, Paulus Aeginitis,Expand
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Birth of battlefield radiology: Greco-Turkish War of 1897.
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The roots of toxicology: an etymology approach.
We investigated the roots of toxicology and showed the Greek origin of the word. A number of selected ancient Greek and Byzantine works show the etymology and meaning of the adjective "toxic" orExpand
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