Tag Archives: Health

Roman Rocks in Mathematics and Medicine

But what is the marble, I mean moral of this discussion?

The Men Who Made Medicine Human

Today is the first ever installment of #ThreesomeThursday, a series where I put together three historically separate persons in one shared thematic web every first Thursday of the month.

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.