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This Wednesday: Lecture on the history of plant-based medicines

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Courtney Roby, Assistant Professor of Classics at Cornell University will give the lecture entitled “Plant-Based Medicines: Ancient Greece and Rome and Beyond,” on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Statler Hall Auditorium on Cornell’s campus.
 
Classical Greece was the birthplace of a medical model that persisted throughout the Roman Empire, the medieval Western and Islamic worlds, and even into the 19th century. This talk will present the history of pharmaceuticals, based on cultivated and wild plants, that were developed through the collaboration of physicians and herbalists that started in Greece. That history now includes the Cornell Plantations themselves, which furnished the raw materials for some recent experiments testing the efficacy of ancient pharmaceuticals against microbes and cancer cells.

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Date/time: Wednesday, October 28; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Statler Hall Auditorium

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