In the Footsteps of Scribonius Largus, a Pioneer of Clinical Pharmacy in Ancient Rome

Christos Tsagkaris (1) , Anna Loudovikou (2) , Dimitrios V. Moysidis (3) , Andreas S. Papazoglou (4) , Konstantinos Kalachanis (5)
(1) University of Crete , Greece
(2) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
(3) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
(4) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
(5) New York College , Greece

Abstract

Clinical pharmacy involves pharmacists in direct patient care concerning optimizing medicines and promoting health awareness and disease prevention. The whereabouts of the field can be traced to Scribonius Largus, a renowned physician and pharmacist in ancient Rome. Although Largus served as an imperial physician, he has also been an exemplary pharmacist authoring a comprehensive pharmacognosy textbook and dedicated a big part of his life to improving pharmacotherapy and advancing ethics in the field. Revisiting his contributions provides valuable lessons for contemporary clinical pharmacists.

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Christos Tsagkaris
chriss20x@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Anna Loudovikou
Dimitrios V. Moysidis
Andreas S. Papazoglou
Konstantinos Kalachanis
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Tsagkaris C, Loudovikou A, Moysidis DV, Papazoglou AS, Kalachanis K. In the Footsteps of Scribonius Largus, a Pioneer of Clinical Pharmacy in Ancient Rome. Borneo J Pharm [Internet]. 2021Aug.30 [cited 2024May28];4(3):226-30. Available from: https://journal.umpr.ac.id/index.php/bjop/article/view/2360

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