The pineal gland and the ancient art of Iatromathematica

Author: Dr. Frank McGillion
Abstract: The medical astrologers of ancient Greece: the iatromathematici, and the later European physician-astrologers, assumed a correlation between events in the heavens and those on earth that was relevant for both health and diseases.
Some of the early practitioners of modern scientific medicine did the same under the aegis of what we might term, proto-cosmobiology, though none would provide an adequate mechanism to explain the nature of the link they believed existed between the skies and ourselves.
Within the discovery and elucidation of the pineal gland’s functions in the mid twentieth century, which are discussed in detail, we can now to a greater extent explain in conventional scientific terms how those influences of the sun, moon and planets and other celestial phenomenon studied by the early iatromathematici and early cosmobiologists can, and do, affect us.
Keywords: Medical Astrologers Ancient Greece Pineal Gland
Cosmobiology Iatromathematica
Notes:Author’s abstract
Publication: Journal of Scientific Exploration
Issue: Vo. 16, No. 1
Dated: 2002
Pages: 19-43

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