The Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pneumo-Phthisic Diseases “D. P. Kudoglu” in Plovdiv – Past, Present and Future Cover Image
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The Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pneumo-Phthisic Diseases “D. P. Kudoglu” in Plovdiv – Past, Present and Future
The Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pneumo-Phthisic Diseases “D. P. Kudoglu” in Plovdiv – Past, Present and Future

Author(s): Dimitar Shopov
Subject(s): History
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)

Summary/Abstract: Tuberculosis is a companion of the population in the Bulgarian lands from ancient times and it has long been a standing problem of its treatment and prevention. There were high levels of medical knowledge and practice with the Thracians, who had two types of healers: religious – rendering medical care in special hospitals, called Asclepions, located at the temples of the god Asclepius – the god of medicine. His cult received wide distribution in 5th century BC, and in the 3rd century BC it transferred in Rome under the name of Aesculapius. Other healers- out of the cult ones, were in special medical schools, where special healers worked and received considerable knowledge.

  • Issue Year: VI/2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 62-68
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English