Bulgary-Italy Medical Relationships

Miladin Apostolov, Penca Ivanova


The story of Bulgarian physician Ivan Raev is indicative to define the importance of medical relations between Italy and Bulgary. Ivan Raev was the inventor of the "Bulgarian Cure" for treating lethargic encephalitis, and he obtained a lot of remarkable results also in Italy, working in Queen Elena di Savoia's service, and studying epilepsy and tubercolosis. WIth Ivan Raev and many other healers, popular bulgarian medicine married the official one, giving her dates and methods. These methods showed their efficacy in curing patients not only in the biological context but also in the social one. 


Key words: Bulgary-Italy - Medical Relationship - History

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