Week 17- Robyn Anne Piper

Posted: July 18, 2011 in Robyn Anne Piper, Week 17

Aulus Cornelius Celsus (ca 25 BC—ca 50) was a Roman encyclopedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia. The De Medicina is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world.

Incredibly sound health advice from 2,000 years ago.  And here we thought we’d made such advances in medicine.  Instead of shoving pills down our throats, perhaps it’s time for physicians to get back to their roots and go “old school” on our asses!

  1. Here Here!!! I second this 🙂

  2. Mike Piper says:

    Very cool!

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