Interesting facts about medicine of Ancient Rome (Part II)

Interesting fact №5. As the enemy of the Greek lifestyle in General, and Greek medicine, in particular, Roman politician and writer Cato (Cato) refused medical therapy, while partially recognizing the therapeutic effect of some medicinal herbs. Such views, to the support of a considerable number of the Romans, hindered the development of medicine.

Interesting fact №6. Granted every Roman citizen sought to acquire their own slave-doctor. The higher the forced professionalism, great reputation enjoyed by its owner.

Interesting fact №7. Impetus to the development of medicine was given to Rome in 46 BC Julius Caesar passed a law allowing foreign doctors to obtain Roman citizenship.

Interesting fact No. 8. In Ancient Rome began to form the narrow specialization of doctors, to be allocated in independent field of medicine, which exists in its present form:

  • Surgery,
  • Urology,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Dentistry.

Specialization began to occur in the direction: there are doctors who solely treat bladder surgeons involved in the hernia or kamasutram.

Interesting fact Number 9. The development of medicine in the Roman Empire accelerated after the introduction of the official status of doctor. In the beginning was the state archiatri palatini (senior coroner), and later in some of the provinces have a provincial status archiatri – the chief doctors of the village, whose duties included caring for the health of the local officials and soldiers. The status of folk archiatri were appointed physicians to serve ordinary people.

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