Platonic Medicine

“The cure of the part should not be attempted without the treatment of the whole.  No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul.  If the head and body are to be made healthy you must begin by curing the mind; for this is the greatest error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that the physicians first separate the soul from the body.”


English: The School of Athens (detail). Fresco...

English: The School of Athens (detail). Fresco, Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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