Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Hippocrates and Galen

  • Schola Medica Salernitana and medieval medical philosophy

    James Marcum Waco, Texas, United States   Schola Medica Salernitana from Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine Biblioteca University, Bologna, Italy 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…