What’s on : Cafe-scientifique

Roman Medicine and Modern Medicine

4 May 2016
Start time
7:30 PM
City Screen Basement Bar
Dr Nick Summerton, GP and Medical Director

Event Information

Roman Medicine and Modern Medicine

Dr Nick Summerton, GP & Medical Director

Recent generations of classical scholars have argued that the study of ancient roman medicine is of purely academic interest, revealing little of relevance to modern medical practice. But Dr Summerton`s own parallel research interests in both clinical practice and roman medicine has led him to question this position

It now seems that a substantial legacy has been largely ignored over the last couple of centuries. Dr Summerton will suggest that our Roman forebears have much to offer to the modern physician seeking to improve the care of his or her patients. The focus of this talk will be on diagnosis, specific medical remedies and a more holistic approach to healthcare.

Dr Summerton has provided some useful articles as a follow-up to his Cafe Sci talk:

News 30 – Ancient medicine

News 34 – Roman eye medicine box