The Roman Military Valetudinaria: Fact or Fiction?

Baker, Patricia A (2002) The Roman Military Valetudinaria: Fact or Fiction? In: Arnott, Robert, ed. The Archaeology of Medicine Proceedings of the Theoretical Archaeology Group 1998,. British Archaeological Reports International Series 1046 . British Archaeological Reports Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 69-80. ISBN 9781841714271. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper questions whether Roman military hospitals have been properly identified in the archaeological evidence. The author is not convinced by the scholarship that adheres to the understanding that we know what Roman hospitals were. The buildings that have been identified as such were so justified at the beginning of the last century on the basis of a single structure with a room that contained medical tools. In comparison with other structures and buildings there is not enough evidence in the archaeological record to support such an argument. Again this has sparked a debate on how we identify buildings used for health and healing.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Patricia Baker
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008 17:31
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 11:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8744 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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