Rod of Asclepius

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The ‘correct’ symbol of medicine, which is a knarled wooden staff with a single encircling snake held in the accompanying image by Asclepius who stands frowning centre-stage. A widely used—and incorrect—alternative symbol for medicine is the Caduceus a magic wand with two snakes, held by the Roman god Mercury, also known as Hermes in Greek mythology, to the far left in the image
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Part 3, comprising only a single chapter, offers a preliminary outline of a revised version of palliative care which attempts to route it away from its current path, back to its Asklepian roots.
Rather than deriving the power of healing and identity from the Asklepian family of gods, the oath taker seeks professional and personal nurturing, sustenance, and maturity as a follower of Jesus Christ.
the Asklepian hospital/ temples of ancient Greece served to strengthen