Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Constantinus Africanus

  • Schola Medica Salernitana and medieval medical philosophy

    James MarcumWaco, Texas, United States The naissance of Schola Medica Salernitana, or the medical school at Salerno, on the Italian southwest coast is shrouded in myth and controversy. According to one tradition, the school’s beginning dates to Parmenides, a pre-Socratic philosopher who, in 540 BC, founded a medical school in the Greek colony of Elea…