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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

We begin with ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian medicine, and the medical revolution of the Ancient Greeks. We discover how unimportant Hippocrates was, that the Oath isn't Hippocratic at all and that the beginnings of medicine stemmed from 40 wild years in Alexandria. Finally, we consider Galen, and the problem for a Christian of practising Pagan medicine.


Course dates

07 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

24 Jul 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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