Role and Functions of Physicians in the Ancient Rome

Maria Giovanna Ruberto, Paola Ombretta Cuneo


Today an important international debate is related to the problem of the fair allocation of health care resources. Surprisingly, if we go back to the old Roman age we find the premise for a kind of social health care system. Interestingly, by reading legal and narrative sources we can, get an idea about how medicine was perceived and regulated ináancientáRoman society.

Keywords: Healthcare - physician's role

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