5.A.3. Asklepieion in Epidaurus

To heal, cure, mend, rehabilitate are such a soothing words. The city of Epidaurus was a center of healing. The main sanctuary area, called the Asklepieion is a healing temple, sacred to the god Asclepius, the god of medicine.

The symbol is of a snake wrapped around a staff which is seen throughout all medical infrastructures as well as the American Medical Association in modern times. This is reminiscent of the staff that Asclepius carried.

The fact shows that the field of medicine in ancient Greece was even during Pre-Hippocractic Oath. Still, I would feel much better with anesthesia. .

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