Doctors - Ancient Physicians and Doctors
Types of Ancient Greek Medicine
There were three main forms of medicine in ancient Greece, the temple medicine, the medicine practiced in connection with physical training, and the medicine of the medical schools.
Important Names in Greco-Roman Medicine
The Greeks and Romans contributed greatly to the field of medicine, advancing it substantially from a magic-based process to one involving regimens, like diet and exercise, and observation, diagnosis, and more.
Chiron was a centaur who taught Asclepius medicine. Includes a picture of the centaur Chiron.
Asclepius learned the art of medicine not from his father Apollo but from the regular trainer of heroes, the centaur Chiron.
Galen was an attendant of Asclepius and then served as physician in Rome in the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his successors.
Soranus - Ancient Greek Doctor of Gynecology
Soranus is the main source on ancient practices in gynecology.
A look at the legendary 4th century B.C. female physician Agnodice, from the Women's History site.