Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Kristi Upson-Saia and comedian Stu Goldsmith to explore the strange world of Ancient Greek and Roman medicine. Welcome to a time when health was fleeting, water could be dangerous and communal bum sponges were all the rage. The team will take you through a variety of common ailments from tight atoms to wandering wombs and provide startling cures in the form of electric eels and beavers' anuses. Welcome to the world of ancient medicine!
Produced by Cornelius Mendez
Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse
Research by Hannah MacKenzie
A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
Published on Friday, 5th February 2021.
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