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CLAS 3239 | Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities: Contemporary Reception of Ancient Ars Medica

Welcome to Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities, a course designed to introduce you to the main themes and ideas in the medical literature produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans.


Left: Figure from Bodies, The Exhibition (various cities, 2005-present);                             Right: Discobolos, 1st cen. CE copy of bronze Greek original sculpture (460-450 BCE), British Museum, London

Medicine and Surrealism

The Consciousness of the Body: Illustrations by Laura Ferguson

The Human Body as Factory, Fritz Kahn

"The Human Body as a Factory", Illustration by Fritz Kahn, 1926

Medicine and Politics

Belle Epoque

Medical Parody