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A radical paradigm shift in medicine 4

A radical paradigm shift in medicine

In Antiquity medical practice was based on the theory of demonism. Disease was considered a punishment for sin and could be prevented or cured by embracing a lifestyle of devotion or fighting the demons through exorcism. Based on this religious dogma, dissection and examination of the human body were forbidden for a long time. With the acceptance of autopsy and the study of the human anatomy an important step ahead was made and thus came the first revolution in...