Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • The rebirth of medicine

    Constantina PitsillidesHull, United Kingdom Introduction The great scientific advances of Western medicine trace their roots to the Renaissance, the period of thought that rejected medieval monasticism and rediscovered the cultures that preceded it. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks had some notions on how the human body worked, but only during the Renaissance did the breakthroughs…