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CLAS 3239 | Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities: Unit 5: Other Medical Traditions

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.

About Other Medical Traditions

These readings move beyond the boundaries of traditional Greek and Roman medicine, delving into medical ideas and healing practices in other cultural traditions and other kinds of sources, both ancient and modern. These sources offer valuable points of comparison and further opportunities to think critically about ancient and modern traditions, to examine processes of cultural exchange, and to foster deeper cultural sensitivity.

Greek Magical Papyri and Demotic Magical Papyri

Huangdi Neijing (The Emperor's Inner Canon on Medicine)