Ancient Medical Curiosities

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Prevent baldness with an ointment made of dried sheep dung, and use the roasted testicles of castrated mules for contraception. Such ancient remedies seem ridiculous, yet other passages about the need for doctors to value patients more than fees remain relevant today. Classics Professor James McKeown explores Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Emily Auerbach Producer
  • Nigel O'Shea Technical Director
  • Jim McKeown Guest

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