Cultures, Medicine And History

On October 5, marks the 123 anniversary of the heroic action of Daniel Alcides Carrion Garcia, so figure in the Peruvian Civic calendar, Doctors we understand as the day of medicine and we pay fitting tribute to their heroic deeds, each country has its own heroes civilians, but some are universal and are called Icons, in the case of Medicine is recognized Asclepius (Aesculapius to the Romans) as the first icon, recognizing that legendary curator (Pure Legend according to some historians) that walked the Asia Minor, with his staff (caduceus) and coiled snake (which was a symbol of life) which meant the Magic superstitious interpretation of ancient medicine, Hippocrates (now Greece) is considered the second icon as the Father of Medicine Empirical rational and managed to compile all the medical practice of antiquity, lived about 460 years before Christ, he left the Medical Encyclopedia of Antiquity, a work of some 70 letters, among which was the Oath Hippocrates, bequeathed the Bank of fractures, left two sons and a son a doctor, emphasized not like him. The third milestone is to Cladudio Galen of Pergamum (now territory of Turkey), who died some 216 AD, who makes a Synopsis of Scientific Medicine Greco-Roman, was also a great speaker, personal physician to Marcus Aurelius, author of 300 where it works on cranial nerves, vessels and arteries, heart valves, blood and moods. In short, most physicians recognize these three icons, the first is more legend than reality, the second a Greek and a Turkish third, CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE MEDICINE 1.-imbued with a sense of Medicine-Religious Spiritual, topping the magic-superstitious sense he had, from its remotest origins. .

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