Introducing a fantastic opportunity to hear from noted expert on Roman Medicine Dr Andrew Newton
Roman medicine is recognised as one of the great medical traditions borrowing strongly from its association with ancient Greece. Some of its many facets have been employed in later centuries by European and Arabic medics and many of the original theories held sway until the Renaissance. Roman surgical practices are well attested in ancient literature and evidenced by archaeological finds across the Empire, particularly from Roman military installations.
After nearly forty years in the NHS (as a General Practitioner and an Emergency Medicine Consultant), Andrew Newton has retired from clinical practice and now specialise in bringing the ‘History of Medicine’ to life through re-enactment. He has over twenty years experience of re-enactment in a range of settings (schools, museums and at historical sites). His main interest is in Roman History and his displays explore ‘what life was like’ during the time being portrayed and examine the ‘medical practice of the day’ as part of the overall evolution of the healing arts.
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This in-person event will take place at the Trimontium Museum in Melrose.