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Uterine cancer in the writings of Byzantine physicians.

  title={Uterine cancer in the writings of Byzantine physicians.},
  author={Marianna Karamanou and Gregory Tsoucalas and Konstantinos Laios and Efthimios Deligeoroglou and Emmanouil B. Agapitos and George Androutsos},
  journal={Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology},
  volume={20 6},
Byzantine physicians recognized uterine cancer as a distinct disease and tried to suggest a therapeutic approach. The work of Oribasius, Aetius of Amida, Paul of Aegina, Cleopatra Metrodora and Theophanes Nonnus reflects the Hippocratic-Galenic scientific ideas as well as their own concept on this malignancy. According to their writings uterine cancer was considered an incurable disease and its treatment was based mainly on palliative herbal drugs. 

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