Doctor and author from Tel Aviv wonders how it would be if they had both HIV and its cure in the Byzantine times
Dr Patrice Benatar is a General Practitioner and author who recently wrote a book on the Byzantine Medicine. In her book, Dr Benatar writes that without Byzantine medicine, the Islamic medicine had no chance for growth. She adds that the reason why some people fall so much for the Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine so much is that these two branches never had much to give to their patients other than empty promises and to this date, they follow the very same tradition of offering nothing but empty promises. Dr Patrice adds that many people owing to the fear of the side-effects, expensive treatment or no cure at all with the modern western medicine, look towards the Traditional Chinese Medicine or Indian Ayurvedic System.
In her book, Dr Patrice Benatar makes a claim that Byzantine physicians were the first ones to take notes of the treatments and cures so seriously in their textbooks. She adds that Ayurvedic practitioners didn’t do it until the mid of 15th century and that’s the foremost reason why it is nowhere till date. She adds that she knows many Ayurvedic doctors that don’t make any notes even till date.
Dr Patrice Benatar believes that they should impart some knowledge taken from the Medical Compendium in Seven Books by the Paul of Aegina, written in the late seventh century to the school children. Dr Patrice believes that the book has a lot of knowledge regarding the maintenance and growth of general health.
Dr Patrice claims that we cannot even imagine today exactly what the medical system, institutions and facilities would have been after 2000 years from now is going to look like just they couldn’t have imagined it 2000 years ago either. Dr Patrice says that it is amazing that how far have we come in the past 2000 years.
Just last week Dr Patrice saw this video of CRISPR cures HIV in mice and after watching the same, she logged into her blog to write that she hasn’t seen something so amazing for so long. She really hopes that it has the same affect on the human beings as well.