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History of Medicine Society Lecture

Ancient Surgery in Early Modern Italy: Celsus, Benivieni, Morgagni

European medical professionals from the 15th through the early 19th centuries treated the De Medicina "On Medicine" by the ancient Roman encyclopediast Aulus Cornelius Celsus (fl. 30 CE) as a standard medical reference equivalent to the works of Hippocrates and Galen.  This lecture considers how Benivieni and Morgagni put Celsus' De Medicina to work in medical ethics, in identifications of syphilis, and in specific surgical interventions.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Donna Hirst in advance at or 319-335-9154.

Thursday, January 25 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Medical Education Research Facility, 2117
375 Newton Road, Iowa City, Iowa

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University Libraries, College of Medicine


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