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Our attitudes towards disease, a Ciceronian legacy

Andrés D. Pelavski Barcelona, Spain   Bust of Cicero, 1st century Capitoline Museums, Rome Personal letters provide a window into the beliefs, perceptions, and patterns of interpersonal interaction within a society at a given period. Considering that health issues are part of humans’ daily concerns, epistles are a great testimony to the manner in which […]