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Doctor and patient

Height: 31.500 inches
Width: 22.000 inches

GR 1865.1-1.3 (Sculpture 629)

A doctor and patient

from: Athens, Greece
Date: 2nd century AD

This stone panel shows a bearded Greek doctor called Jason sitting on a stool. He is examining a patient with a swollen stomach. The patient could be a child (although he looks quite old). The egg-shaped object on the right looks like a special kind of cup that was used to draw blood or pus from a wound.

The ancient Greeks were interested in medicine, and wrote some of the earliest works about diseases and methods of treatment.