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n Akroterion - The influence of Christianity on Graeco-Roman medicine up to the Renaissance

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Abstract

Extracted from text ... Akroterion 46 (2001) 61-73 THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY ON GRAECO-ROMAN MEDICINE UP TO THE RENAISSANCE F P Retief & L Cilliers (University of the Free State) Christianity made its appearance at a time when religion, even magic, played a much more important role in health care than it does today. As Ferngren and Amundsen (1994:2957-2960) point out, this is not necessarily because the ancients were more credulous or superstitious than we are today, but mainly because they realized that so much of life, including ill health, lay beyond their control. Ancient civilizations on the shores of the Mediterranean believed in ..

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