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Greco-Roman Medicine and What It Can Teach Us Today at The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ

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Date: (26 Nov 2022)
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Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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Finding ways to cope with disease, death, disability and distress have been constant concerns throughout all human history. But, by rigidly adopting a 21st Century view, it is all-too-easy to dismiss or denigrate aspects of ancient medicine and yet to overplay others significantly.

Is there any real value in listening to patients – or even to meet them face-to-face – to make a diagnosis or prognosis?

Did the Greco-Roman healers make any important medical advances or were their treatments simply working as placebos?

Are aqueducts, drains and bathhouses really a reflection of the Roman concern for the public health?

Should we dismiss dream therapy or pilgrimages to healing sites - such as Bath - as gimmicks?

As we continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic can we learn anything from the Roman response to their plagues?

These questions – and more – will be explored with Dr Nick Summerton using practical sessions, interactive workshops, lectures, and a tour around the Roman Baths and finds collection.

£45/£35 for Discovery Card, seniors and students.

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info
or go to our Public Transport page

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