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3. Medicine and surgery

Medicine box, Pompeii
Literary sources attest to the strong, direct influence of the organic, mature medical knowledge of the Greeks on early Roman medical practices.

Illness was treated in Rome with substances gathered from medicinal herbs and plants, while lesions, traumas, and tumors were the responsibility of surgeons.

In Pompeii, a number of different houses have revealed a variety of surgical instruments made of bronze and copper.
Original artefacts

arrow 3.1 Odontagra

arrow 3.2 Ventosa


arrow 3.3 Relief of Telefus


arrow 3.4 Case with medical instruments
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