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Anyone wanna help me add a bit about oriental influence and other stuff?
I think something has been confused somewhere along the line...the Vienna Dioscurides is a sixth-century manuscript of the works of Pedanius Dioscorides, a first-century physician (so he's just Roman, not Byzantine). Adam Bishop 16:59, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
Ok, ill change it. but it says Pedanius Discourides was Greek, not Roman. Anyways, im trying to collect some information on byzantine hospitals, as apparently they were quite influential. got any ideas?
Not off the top of my head. And regarding the comment you made before editing it out, no I do not hate Greeks, but I don't think I like you much. Adam Bishop 23:17, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
As well as various grammar and style corrections, I am going to change the sentence "After the iconoclastic problems had been resolved,[when?] this usually involved symbols of saints such as SS Cosmas and Damien, who were killed by Diocletian in 303, and were the patron saints of medicine and doctors" to " This often involved images of the physician twins and martyrs, SS Cosmas and Damien, patron saints of medicine and doctors". There has not been any previous reference to "iconoclastic problems" in the article and explaining that would be a digression from the topic. The date of the legendary martyrdom of the two saints is also irrelevant to this article.Smeat75 (talk) 21:30, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Also deleting the sentence "This idea, combined with the vast resources Byzantine physicians had at their disposal, was one of the first times in history that a state has actively sought to expend resources on a public healthcare system." This sentence, as quite a few others in the article, needs citations for verification. There are too many unsourced assertions there - did the Byzantine physicians have vast resources? Was it one of the first times in history that a state has actively sought to expend resources on health? Can it really be described as a public healthcare system? Maybe so, but all those statements need sources, if someone finds sources for them they can be put back in.Smeat75 (talk) 21:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)