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CLAS 3239 | Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities: Medieval and Renaissance Illustrations

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.

Roman de La Rose

Celsus Manuscript

Celsian Lithotomy (Operation for Bladder Stones)



Illustrations by Leonardo da Vinci

Thomas Hobbes on the Optic Nerve



Folding Almanac

Vertebra Reduction by Jolting on a Ladder

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Medieval Physician Examining a Patient's Urine

Dissection of a Cadaver (15th century painting)