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This Myanmar Doctor Gave Up a Life of Medicine and Is Now a Famous OnlyFans Model

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Nang Mwe San during a photoshoot. Photo: Aung Naing Soe

“Should I remove the cover-up?” Myanmar model Nang Mwe San asked during a recent shoot to advertise a male enhancement capsule promising bigger penises, harder erections, and a better sex life. 

The pink sarong was wrapped around her waist. She removed it, walked down to the shallow end of a pool, faced the camera, and smiled while posing for photographs.

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“We’ve had other sexy models for ads … but Nang Mwe San’s name trumps all of them,” Moe Kyaw, the distributor of the pills, told VICE World News. “People are more interested in the products when she’s the one endorsing them.”

Little known outside her country, the 30-year-old trained physician is famous in Myanmar, where her story from doctor working in conflict zones to on-camera performer has been met with fascination, anger, and shock in a country where few women would talk so openly about a life in adult entertainment.

It started about two years ago, when she began posting provocative photos of herself on Facebook, where she now has 1.7 million followers. The photos gained an audience and caught the attention of the medical establishment, which took her license away in 2019, arguing that her images were inappropriate and “not in line with Myanmar culture.”

She found herself in a dilemma. Should she fight to get her license back and fulfill her parents’ wishes of being a doctor, or should she follow her other passion and become a full-time model? She soon resigned from her job working as a medical officer for an NGO.

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“I enjoyed posting sexy photos on social media. The organization I was working with at that time didn’t like it,” she said.

“Revoking my medical license was a huge push for me to become a full-time model.” 

After shrugging off the public censure she doubled down and signed up to OnlyFans. The subscription-based content platform has made cult celebrities out of sex workers and adult performers around the world. But in conservative Myanmar, the career shift did not go over well. 

“Many criticized me including relatives, friends, and people on social media, but I didn’t really think about them,” Nang Mwe San said. “I do not even check the negative comments under the social media accounts.”

She is right not to. A quick perusal of her page shows sexually abusive comments and insults to her character.

Since her early days as a doctor, however, Nang Mwe San has always had something of an independent streak, wanting to go to places others might shy away from. She was drawn to medical work in conflict zones, and for a time worked for an NGO in Shan, Kachin, and Rakhine States, including in displaced camps for the Rohingya Muslim minority.

“While other fresh graduates were not willing to serve in the countryside and tried to get postings in cities like Yangon, I wanted to go to such places,” she said, adding that her parents were constantly worried about

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Nuclear Medicine/ Radiopharmaceuticals Market 2020 | Industry Trends, Growth Drivers, Competitive Landscape, Regional Analysis 2026

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Dec 04, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The global “Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market” size is projected to reach USD 9.67 billion by 2026. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis, By Type (Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals, Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals), By Application (Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, and Others), By End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Diagnostic Centres, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026,” the market was valued at USD 4.86 billion in 2018. Driven by increasing number of successful clinical trials, the market will exhibit a CAGR of 9.2% from 2019-2026.

Leading Players operating in the Nuclear Medicine/ Radiopharmaceuticals Market are:

Key players are involved in mergers and acquisition to strengthen their market position. Owing to increasing competition frequent innovations are taking place in the market. Some of the companies operating the industry are:

  • Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Norgine B.V.
  • Curium
  • Advanced Accelerator Applications (Novartis AG)
  • Bracco Diagnostic Inc.
  • Jubilant Life Sciences Limited
  • Bayer AG
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GE Healthcare (General Electric Company)

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Radiopharmaceuticals are substances that are used to diagnose specific medical problems or diseases. Increasing imaging capabilities and efficiencies have led to a wide product adoption across the world. Increasing number of successful clinical trials associated with radiopharmaceuticals will fuel the demand for the product. Recent drug application area discoveries have showcased promise for the companies operating in the market. Technological advancements in nuclear imaging and their applications in diagnosis of cancer and other serious diseases have opened up a huge potential for growth. Growing awareness regarding the adverse effects of chronic diseases, and the need for early diagnosis will aid market growth.

The advancements in imaging systems have played a major role in the growth of the market. Companies are putting in increased efforts towards the manufacturing of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. Increasing investments in the research and development (RandD) will create several growth opportunities for market growth. At the same instance, therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals can be used for the treatment of critical illnesses such as cancers.

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  • Introduction
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
  • Key Insights
    • Installed Base of PET/PET-CT Scanners For Key Countries, 2015 and 2018
    • Installed Base of Gamma Cameras for Key Countries, 2018
    • PET/PET-CT Procedure Volume for Key Countries, 2018
    • Reimbursement Scenario in Key Countries
    • New Product Launches
    • Key Industry Developments
    • Pipeline Analysis
  • Global Nuclear Medicine/ Radiopharmaceuticals Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2015-2026
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast By Type
      • Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals
        • PET Radiopharmaceuticals
          • FDG-PET/18F
          • 68Ga
          • 68Cu
          • 11C
          • Others
        • SPECT Radiopharmaceuticals
          • Technetium-99m
          • Iodine-123
          • Xenon-133
          • Thallium-201
          • Others
        • Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals
      • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast By Application
        • Neurology
        • Cardiology
        • Oncology
        • Others
      • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast By End User
        • Hospitals and Clinics
        • Diagnostic Centers
        • Others
      • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast By Region
        • North
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Precision Medicine Market Size, Share, Trends | Opportunities, Demands and Growth Revenue by 2026 | Brandessence Market Research Report

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Dec 03, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
The Precision Medicine Market delivers a succinct analysis on industry size, regional growth and revenue forecasts for the upcoming years. The report further sheds light on significant challenges and latest growth strategies adopted by manufacturers who are a part of the competitive spectrum of this business domain.

Precision Medicine Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2020-2025. The growth in the precision medicine market is propelled by an increasing demand for personalized treatment; technological innovation and advancement , as well as growth of personal healthcare devices are major key factor which drives the Global Precision Medicine Market.

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Top Precision Medicine companies:

key strategies followed by the top players operating in the precision medicine market are,

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • GE Healthcare
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer
  • Laboratories Corporation of America Holdings
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Biocrates Life Sciences AG
  • Nanostring Technologies
  • Intomics
  • Ferrer Incode
  • Eagle Genomics Ltd

Scope of Market Reports –

Precision medicine is often called as Personalized Medicine. It is used to describe how genetic information about a person’s disease is being used to diagnose or treat their disease. Precision Medicine refers to the modification of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. It does not exactly mean the manufacturing of drugs or medical devices that are unique to a patient, but the ability to categorize individuals into sub-populations that diverge in their susceptibility to a particular disease. Preventive or therapeutic interventions can then be focused on those who will benefit, sparing cost and side effects for those who will not. The main aim of government regulations is to make Precision Medicines more accepted and it is focused towards genetic diseases related to oncology, skin, respiratory, central nervous system, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases.

The key objective of Cancergenomics is to improve personalized medicine through the DNA sequencing and analysis of patient tumors cells to find out new genetic mutation associated with specific cancers.

Genetic information has helped to increase the development and use of the newest cancer treatments like Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Targeted Therapy and Precision Medicines. For example, the drug Imatinib was modified to inhibit an altered enzyme produced by a fused version of two genes found in chronic myelogenousleukemia. Another example is the breast cancer drug Trastuzumab which works only for women whose tumors have a particular genetic profile calledHuman Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2(HER-2 positive). It is also found that lung cancer patients whose tumors are positive forEstimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (EGFR)mutations will respond to the drugs Gefitinib and Erlotinib which target this mutation. Conversely, colon cancer patients whose tumors have a mutation in a gene called KRAS (K-RAS) derive less benefit from the drugs Cetuximab and Panitumumab. The genomic information made by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) will boostthe research to develop similar treatment strategies for

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‘Happier to be free:’ Abuse survivor cries for joy after dentist fix broken teeth for free

A Lantana woman had always been strong and independent.

When she finally walked away from her five-year abusive relationship, she noticed she had briefly lost many of her hardworking assets.

The 32-year-old, who wants to be identified as Jane, is rebuilding her life and is using her experience to help others realize they can live a life they’re proud of and deserve.

“I knew his behavior was wrong. I knew the situation was wrong. I was trying to get out of it, but they trap you,” she said. 

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The most recent done at the hands of the man Jane thought she knew and loved left her bloodied and bruised, with horrible marks on her face.

“He punched me in the face and knocked me cold to the ground,” she said. “Thankfully, I’ve never seen his face again.”

Jane broke her silence about her abusive relationship while in the hospital that night. Jane says victims don’t deserve to have their world unraveling on the inside, they need to tell someone.

“I felt like I put myself in this position and that I needed to get myself out of it, so I was honestly working to try to get myself out of it,” she said. “You need to ask for help, you need to tell people your situation, you need to accept the help.”

In this season of giving, dentists at Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach want to turn her tragedy to triumph. For them, that’s helping to boost her self-esteem and sense of self-worth with a restored smile at no cost.



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“My sincere hope is that her confidence and her strength, sends a message to someone at home who is in an abusive relationship to not take it anymore,” said Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group. “To take care of their family and leave a relationship like that.”

“I have a great view on life. I am so happy right now, I never felt happier to be free. I won’t let this define me in anyway shape or form,” Jane said. “I had no idea of the resources that were out there.”

There are several resources available in Palm Beach County, including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, or AVDA, with a team working around the clock to get survivors shelter and transitional housing. Right now, they’re getting between 180 to 200 calls a month, a significant climb.

“We’re finding unfortunately that the violence level, the lethality level of these situations, is very high, guns are involved, multiple children,” said Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

While it’s high, she says rooms are available and safety measures are in place for those who want to reach out and escape.

“We have PPE for everybody. We have a cleaning regime that’s making the place wiped down every 8 hours, so we’re going a lot to make it safe

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Family Medicine Doctors ‘Forgotten on the Front Lines’ of the Pandemic

When you think of frontline health care workers, doctors and nurses in hospitals might come to mind, but independent family doctors are in that category, too.



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“Forgotten on the front lines is what we are,” said. Dr. Guy Culpepper, founder of Bent Tree Family Physicians.

Culpepper says the front lines of the pandemic aren’t in emergency rooms, they’re at his front door.

“When you talk about flattening the curve, that curve flattening happened in my office,” he said.

From the parking lot of his Frisco office, Culpepper says more than 7,000 people have been tested for COVID-19. Nearly 1,200 have tested positive.

“We’ve kept 1,100 of them away from hospitals and emergency rooms,” Culpepper said.

Culpepper says he has about 250 active COVID-19 patients. Those recovering from home are checked on by phone every day. “We get about 1,500 telephone calls a day,” he said.

His numbers tell a story. They also speak to his heart.

“Part of the passion I have in managing my COVID patients and managing all my patients is the feeling of I’m only here because of them,” Culpepper said, emotionally.

Like many independent doctors, Culpepper closed his doors in the spring and furloughed all 75 employees.

On the verge of going out of business, it was a GoFundMe page set up by patients that helped him get through.

“We’re only kept up by those handful who know us and appreciate us because we know all too well that most of the country doesn’t know the work we’re doing,” Culpepper said.

Culpepper, who’s been in family medicine for 33 years, says no federal programs exist to sustain private physicians, like him. Nationwide, he says his profession is in crisis because private practices, “can’t handle the economics of a pandemic.”

He says nearly 10% of primary care practices that temporarily closed this year have yet to reopen.

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The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization and Share Moving Media Announce Joint Venture to Publish DSO-focused Dental Trade Magazine

The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO) is committed to providing emerging dental group leaders access to the connections, education, and resources they need to grow. So, The DEO is excited to announce its joint venture with Share Moving Media to form DEO Media, LLC, publisher of Efficiency In Group Practice Magazine, a resource for dentist entrepreneurs and DSO leaders.

PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) December 03, 2020

The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (The DEO) of Portland, Oregon and Share Moving Media of Lawrenceville, Georgia announce the formation of a new entity called DEO Media, LLC, a joint venture between the two organizations to publish Efficiency in Group Practice, a bi-monthly dental trade magazine focused on DSOs (dental service organizations) and group dentistry.

“We’re extremely excited to give emerging dental group leaders even more access to the people, education, and resources they need to grow,” said Jacob Puhl, CEO of The DEO. “This partnership further enables us to continue our mission to help dentist entrepreneurs and their executives fulfill their visions. We hope to have a continued positive impact on the dental community.”

Efficiency In Group Practice provides an informational and educational link between manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and dental group practices. Each issue of Efficiency covers emerging trends in dentistry, and provides content to enable group practices to capitalize on their distinct strengths and differences to reach new heights of efficiency and become more profitable.

“This new partnership positions Efficiency in Group Practice with the leadership and direction so dearly needed for a publication to thrive in these dynamic times,” said Share Moving Media CEO John Pritchard. “Now more than ever, dental group practices need insight, understanding and community to grow their practices. We are excited to partner with Jacob Puhl and the entire DEO team to help provide just that!”

Under the partnership, The DEO and Share Moving Media will collaborate on editorial, sales, marketing and distribution of the industry-leading publication. Jacob Puhl, partner and CEO of the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization, will be Efficiency’s publisher.

The first issue from DEO Media, LLC will be the January-February 2021 edition of Efficiency In Group Practice.

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The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization© (DEO) provides a context, a professional resource, and a peer-to-peer network within a well-managed organizational structure. For more information, visit https://deodentalgroup.com/.

Share Moving Media is a leading publishing and content company providing information, communication and educational services to providers, manufacturers and distributors involved in the business of healthcare. For more information, visit https://sharemovingmedia.com/.

For more information on Efficiency in Group Practice, visit https://www.dentalgrouppractice.com/.

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DermTech Presents Updates in Precision Medicine at 2020 Dermatology Drug Development Summit

DermTech, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMTK) (“DermTech”), a leader in precision dermatology enabled by a non-invasive skin genomics platform, announced today the presentation of a precision medicine focused session at the fourth annual Dermatology Drug Development Summit. Held virtually this year, the Dermatology Drug Development Summit is the only industry-focused meeting dedicated to innovating, accelerating, and sharing pharmaceutical best practice on the development and bringing to market of new dermatological drugs, in the treatment of high unmet need. 

The session, titled, “Stickering it to Skin Disease: The Drive for Precision and Personalized Dermatology,” presented by Michael D. Howell, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of DermTech, explored the current approaches to precision medicine in dermatology and the integration of precision medicine and biomarker approaches in clinical trials. Howell reviewed DermTech’s proprietary Smart Sticker platform and its use in early detection of skin cancers including cutaneous melanoma. Howell also discussed how non-invasive skin sampling can enhance precision medicine by detecting genomic and proteomic changes in the skin without the need for a skin biopsy. Finally, Howell discussed how the expanded use of DermTech’s breakthrough tool can guide personalized approaches to disease diagnosis and intervention.

The presentation is available for viewing here.

“The Dermatology Drug Development Summit brings together leaders in academia, government, and industry with a goal of driving innovative medicine in dermatology. The DermTech Smart Sticker is an innovative platform that non-invasively assesses genomic and proteomic changes in the skin before those changes can be visually detected. With more than 3,000 potentially identifiable dermatological diseases and an ever increasing armamentarium of therapies, the Smart Sticker technology enables innovative approaches to precision and personalized dermatology,” commented Howell.

About DermTech:

DermTech is the leading genomics company in dermatology and is creating a new category of medicine, precision dermatology, enabled by our non-invasive skin genomics platform. DermTech’s mission is to transform the practice of dermatology through more accurate diagnosis and treatment, and the elimination of unnecessary surgery, leading to improved patient care and lower costs. DermTech provides genomic analysis of skin samples collected non-invasively using an adhesive patch rather than a scalpel. DermTech markets and develops products that facilitate the early detection of skin cancers, and is developing products that assess inflammatory diseases and customize drug treatments. For additional information on DermTech, please visit DermTech’s investor relations site at: www.DermTech.com.

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8 Fitness Gift Cards For Your Virtual Workout Crew

The new year is so close we can taste it. Only thing is, we’re not so sure how 2021 is going to satiate our annual wellness-resolution cravings. If you’re also missing good-old-fashioned group fitness classes (you know, the overpriced ones awash in dim lighting and bumpin’ tunes), then we’ve got a sweaty stand-in for you and your workout crew — one that also happens to make A+ holiday material: the virtual-fitness gift card.

Since 2020 has shifted life as we know it, we’ve swapped cramped studio rooms and nearly-impossible-to-book classes for streaming computer screens and down-dogging it in our living rooms. And, you know what? We are actually feeling our new in-house workout clubs where the classes are never overcrowded and the subway never stops us from making it on time. So, in celebration of continuing to get physical come 2021, we’ve rounded up every awesome virtual-fitness gift we could dig up ahead — including everything from Classpass to trendy resistance-based training and beyond. Grab your sculpting leggings and tell Alexa to put on Olivia Newton-John.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

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The best medicine for 2020: The Finger Awards by Comedy for Change

If laughter is the best medicine, the Finger Awards sponsored by the organization Comedy for Change will be particularly welcome this year.The awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony as part of the British Television conference. It will be broadcast live on December 4 on Content London at 4 p.m. GMT.“We had over 100 candidates this year and we are going to give a special award for COVID-19 projects. There are some surprisingly strong candidates from Vietnam, Bahrain, and Pakistan,” said Omri Marcus, the director of the competition and the founder of Comedy for Change, which spotlights comedy that is both funny and enlightening.British comedian and former TV executive Cally Beaton will host Friday’s online ceremony. Beaton has incredibly funny Twitter and Instagram feeds, which are worth checking out if you need something to laugh about.Ricky Gervais will receive an award for his contribution to comedy, an honor he will likely refer to as “getting the Finger.”Among this year’s finalists are “Medical Bill Art,” a clip from by MSCHF that shows medical bills made into paintings, which were sold for over $73,000 in order to pay, what else? – medical bills.“Naked Ballots” by RepresentUS in the US features naked celebrities – including Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad and Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat (who actually appears fully clothed) – urging voters to mail in their ballots right away.

Other finalists’ clips lampoon the coronavirus crisis, including a Vietnamese film that features the Corona Dance, which raises awareness of the need for hand washing, and “Stay at Home” from Bahrain, which features pajama-clad people who have won medals for performing mundane tasks at home.Marcus was a writer on the comedy series Eretz Nehederet when he was in his early 20s and has written for and created several comic and reality series. He is also the head of Screenz Originals, a global company that creates entertainment-driven, interactive customer experiences, and he volunteers as head of publicity for Eye from Zion, a humanitarian organization that performs free surgeries in Third World countries. The organization, established by his father in 2007, has saved the sight of hundreds of people (mainly children) around the world.His motto is, “Changing the world, one joke at a time.”

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Examining ancient healers in ‘The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates’

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Doctors still invoke the Hippocratic Oath, which classics scholar Robin Lane Fox refers to as “the essential ethic of Western medicine” (although, as he characteristically points out, its actual links to Hippocrates are “eminently questionable”). As his new book, “The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates,” makes clear, these roots run deep.

As far back as we look in Western literature, we find doctors and medicine. Medical reflections litter the writings of Herodotus and Thucydides, and in the world of Homer doctors were so prized that the Greeks’ main doctor, Machaon, is considered by the Trojans to be a high-value target. These were the professionals, the men who made the ritual propitiations, read and interpreted the signs, and even sometimes got their hands bloody with actual injuries and disorders.

And it isn’t just these characters, it’s Homer himself. Anyone who’s ever read the many action sequences in the Iliad will have a vivid recollection of how gruesomely specific the poet could be when describing the violent deaths of his characters. The author of the Iliad may not have known about germ theory, but he certainly knew all the specific ways a spear could rip out your spleen.

“‘Doctor Homer’ continues to be discovered by surgeons and pathologists,” Lane Fox writes. “They count and tabulate Homeric wounds as data (53 in heads and necks or 54 thoracic, of which 70.17 per cent are fatal …) and continue to claim Homer as a surgeon like themselves.”

“The Invention of Medicine” is in part a very erudite detective story in which the author uses the tools of archeology and philology to shed light on a “remarkable doctor and thinker” who was active around the Hellespont in the last years of the fifth century BCE, a figure whose travels and insights are reflected in some of the documents of the Hippocratic Corpus of ancient medical lore. “Among his patients, our doctor attended citizens whose names match the names of men known to have been at the very top of their local society,” Lane Fox writes. “Such people could admit him, lodge him and pay for him, although his text never mentions fees.”

But these textual investigations are likely of more interest to Lane Fox’s fellow classicists than they are to the general reader, who’ll tend to be far more absorbed in the other major narrative strand that runs through the book: the excavation of the early, groping history of medicine as a craft.

We see these beginnings reflected in little shards and moments drawn from the Epidemics, a mid-first century BCE collection of medical knowledge. We see murky mysticism doing its best to fill the role that systematic science would perform 20 centuries later; we see raw practicalities offering some definitive answers but virtually nothing in the way of comfort; we see, looking out at us everywhere from these ancient records, the cases and sometimes even the names of long-dead sufferers, and, thanks to Lane Fox’s

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