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Title: Founders of Maltese ophthalmology
Authors: Damato, Francis J.
Keywords: Malta -- History
Ophthalmology -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Damato, F. J. (1985). Founders of Maltese ophthalmology. Civilization, 21, 581-583.
Abstract: Sight has always been regarded as man's most precious possession . From the earliest time, the eye has figured in painting and sculpture as an artistic expression and as a symbol in religion and magic. The functions of this organ have in all times excited admiration . But the empiric medical science of the Ancients was powerless against diseases affecting the eyes. People had more faith in Gods than in men. Finding oneself in Epidaurus, in the ancient temple of Aesculapius, one could not help noticing the number of inscriptions concerning the eyes.
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