Ancient Egyptian Medical Texts
Medicine in ancient Egypt was understood as a combination of practical technique and magical incantation and ritual. Although physical injury was usually addressed pragmatically through bandages, splints, and salves, even the broken bones...
A History of Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
In this video, Dr. Maria Vlachaki presents a lecture on the history of medicine in ancient Greece and Rome
Hygieia, the Goddess of Health
Modern medicine has its origin in the ancient world. The oldest civilizations used magic and herbs to cure their sick people, but they also used religion to free them from harm and to protect their health. The medical care of today has its...
Roman Medicine: An Overview
This video is a brief description and overview of ancient Roman medicine.
Heka is the god of magic and medicine in ancient Egypt and is also the personification of magic itself. He is probably the most important god in Egyptian mythology but is often overlooked because his presence was so pervasive as to make him...
Philosophy and the Practice of Medicine in Ancient Egypt
This series, "A Futuristic Look at Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Egypt" focuses on topics and discussions from Ancient Egypt, and involved scholars from across the Eastern Illinois University Campus. In this video, Dr. Kip McGilliard...
What can we learn from Ancient Greek medicine?
This video briefly describes the ancient Greek pursuit of knowledge in regards to medicine, and the associated practices.
Gladatorial Medicine in the Roman Empire
Courtney Ann Roby, PhD, from the Dept. of Classics at Cornell University presents, "Gladiatorial Medicine in the Roman Empire." In this lecture, Dr. Roby examines the career of Galen of Pergamum, a celebrity physician of Rome whose patients...
The Technology of Medicine in the Pharaonic Age
This series, "A Futuristic Look at Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Egypt" focuses on topics and discussions from Ancient Egypt, and involved scholars from across the Eastern Illinois University Campus. In this video, Dr. Thomas Hawkins...
The Early History of Clove, Nutmeg, & Mace
The spices clove, nutmeg, and mace originated on only a handful of tiny islands in the Indonesian archipelago but came to have a dramatic, far-reaching impact on world trade. In antiquity, they became popular in the medicines of India and...