Medicine and social welfare in the Byzantine Empire.

@article{Constantelos1999MedicineAS,
  title={Medicine and social welfare in the Byzantine Empire.},
  author={Demetrios J Constantelos},
  journal={Medicina nei secoli},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={337-55}
}
Byzantine medicine was guided by Hippocratic principles and Christian theological precepts, all of which viewed the human being as a psychosomatic entity. Medical philosophy and Christian theology had achieved an alliance, and the well-being of the entire person was the central objective of both. Along with pharmaceutical herbs and drugs, diet and baths, exercises and optimistic outlooks, Byzantine physicians, whether laymen or clergymen, emphasized rational treatment but also the need for… CONTINUE READING

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