Article ID: CBB000932392

Georgia, Country of Ancient Medical Traditions (2000)

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Georgian medicine as well as the whole culture of Georgia, is one of the oldest in the world. In more than the 500 medical manuscripts preserved and since described, there are traces of Sumerian medicine. Examples of Chinese, Indian and especially Arabic medicine are also clearly seen. At the same time close relationships with Graeco-Roman medical traditions are beyond doubt. Nursing homes established by Georgian healers, many of whom were canonized by the Orthodox Church are to be found in many churches and monasteries all over the world. They gave fruitful scientific research and practical help.

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Authors & Contributors
Tsukahara, Togo
Di, Li
Bernschneider-Reif, Sabine
Friedrich, Christoph
Carling, Gerd
Golvers, Noël
Journals
Micrologus: Nature, Sciences and Medieval Societies
Medicina nei secoli
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Publishers
Govi-Verlag
Institute for Neohellenic Research [National Hellenic Research Foundation]
Harrassowitz
Edizioni Della Normale
University of Pittsburgh Press
Princeton University
Concepts
Manuscripts
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Translations
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Medicine
Arabic language
People
Udagawa, Yoan
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Hartlieb, Johannes
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus
Verbiest, Ferdinand
Sphujidhvaja
Places
Europe
Japan
Germany
Central Asia
China
United States
Times
Medieval
19th century
18th century
17th century
Ancient
16th century
Institutions
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
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