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J Med Biogr. 2014 Feb;22(1):32-4. doi: 10.1177/0967772013479261. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Hecamede: Homeric nurse of the battle-wounded in the Trojan War.

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General Hospital 'Asklepieio Voulas', Athens, Greece.

Abstract

The Homeric epics present the 10-year lasting Trojan War, offering the description of battle wounds and medical care of injuries. Hecamede is referred by the Homer as a battlefield nurse who had knowledge of the treatment of bleeding battle wounds.

KEYWORDS:

Hecamede; Homeric epics; Iliad; Kykeon; Trojan War; ancient Greece; history; injury; medicine; nursing; wounds

PMID:
24585844
DOI:
10.1177/0967772013479261
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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