the poetic origin of medicine

Indecipherable diseases or epidemics put medicine to the test and send it back to its earliest origins. The healing of diseases and anguish, in addition to its proto-scientific facet, had a wise, poetic and shamanic aspect. As Pedro Laín Entralgo points out in Word healing in classical antiquity (Antrophos, 2005): “Faced with the afflicting fact … Read more