The word medicine is derived from the Latin “ars medicina”,
meaning the art of healing.
Through observation and meticulous study of various stages
of health, mankind discovered that there was a number of ways in which health
could be affected and an equal number of ways in which that could be remedied.
That was the birth of medicine, a science or a practice of the diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care
practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and
treatment of illness.
From the historical perspective, the first written record on
medicine dates back to the ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and China. The Greek
physician Hippocrates is considered to be the father of medicine and he
introduced the Hippocrates Oath, which is taken by present day physicians as
well. Egyptian priest Imhotep was the first physician in history recorded by
name. There Edwin Smith Papyrus contains the information on certain surgical
procedures that were preformed around 1500 BCE.
Since that time medicine has constantly evolved, growing
more efficient in treating various conditions in humans but also in other
species as well. Present day medicine has different branches of specialization
and all of them can be divided into two major categories: medicine and surgery.
The documentaries and video materials compiled in this
category are concerned with medical issues in general along with the progress
of medicine in terms of new discoveries and treatment methods, health in
general and many other accompanying matters.
Discover the link between cannabis and the cure for cancer.
Are the two more related than we could ever imagine, and is there a conspiracy
to hide that connection from the general population?
Explore the vast universe of micro organisms or microbes, whose
number in an average person`s body exceeds the current number of people on the
Is the key to longevity hidden within a simple act of
fasting? Find out the answer to that question and see the scientific approach
to this particular matter. Follow the story of a man who embarks on a 5 days normal
and 2 days fasting diet with surprising results.