L’équipe del medico nell’antichità: allievi e assistenti


  • Giulia Ecca

Parole chiave:

Ancient medicine, Hippocratic texts, Medical education, Galen


Through an overview of the most important literary, papyrological and epigraphic sources, this paper aims at reconstructing the role that students and assistants played in ancient medical practice, beside the physician. The testimony of the De decenti habitu emerges as particularly relevant, since it shows the development of a sort of hierarchy among students and assistants in Antiquity.