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Alexander's surgeon-general !

Postby sinhakumara » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:27 am

Hi mates ! Alexander the great's expedition of conquest was led by a sizeable army. It must have included medicine men. Were there Chiropractors / bone specialists in it ? If so, what were they called in greek ?? very curious to know...! sinhakumara. :D
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Re: Alexander's surgeon-general !

Postby sinhakumara » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:32 pm

In the meanwhile, I have learnt that Alexander's Doctor in Chief was Philip, a namesake of his father. But I am curious about Osteopaths, osteologists, and some more of the Os...... variety...! Perhaps someone knows..!! sinhakumara. :(
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Re: Alexander's surgeon-general !

Postby Hampie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:38 pm

Chiropractors, osteopats and other quacks did not exist during the time - in fact most of the ‹alternative medicine› or ‹complementary medicine› was invented during the 19th century and after. As for bone specialists well… I think that an army at that time was happy to have some kind of medicus, and that there would have been no one specialised in orthopedy.
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