Medicine as an Art: Perspectives from the Ancient World

Mark Schiefsky

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Online Via Zoom

Medicine as an Art: Perspectives from the Ancient World
Speaker Series in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Mark Schiefsky, PhD
C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics
Director of the Center for Hellenistic Studies
Harvard University
Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00 Noon
Via Zoom
Mark Schiefsky is a classicist, historian of medicine, science, and philosophy, and Director of Harvard University’s Center for Hellenistic Studies in Washington, DC. He is the translator of the Hippocratic text, On Ancient Medicine, and the author of dozens of articles related to Greco-Roman antiquity. Dr. Schiefsky’s most recent work considers the reception of ancient Greek philosophy and science, particularly in the Arabic-speaking world but also in the Renaissance. His talk at Cedars-Sinai will discuss the different meanings of techne, “art” or “expertise” in ancient medicine.

Sponsored by The Program in the History of Medicine
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