Category Medicine

The History of Healing: Farmacy (Part III)

Nope, that’s not a typo. Yes, that’s deliberate. Why? Because pharmacy, or medicine in general, shares the same origins with agriculture.

The History of Healing: Hippocrates’ Sense of Humour (Part II)

The Ancient Greeks were responsible for comedy. They also propounded the medical four humours theory. Was it because they believed that laughter is the best medicine?

The History of Healing: Asclepius’ Attendants (Part I)

As with all things Greek, everything had a mythological history. In this part of the history of healing, we will talk about the founding myths of Ancient Greek medical thought.