Prerequisite:  Latin III

Discover the origins of our modern medical and surgical practices, curatives and treatments, and a variety of physical and non-physical methods for curing common human ailments. Students will read and analyze a variety of pieces of literature relating to ancient medical practices. Students will research ancient and modern afflictions. Students will also analyze and identify current afflictions and curatives based upon their acquired knowledge of Greco-Roman medical terms. Authors will include: Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, Vesalius, Diosciordes, and Galen.