APA meeting, Boston 2005

SAM Panel for January, 2005 in Boston: "Theories of fetal development in the ancient world"

From Lesley Dean-Jones

At the Boston meeting of APA, January 2005, the Society for Ancient Medicine will sponsor a panel session featuring recent research on ideas about the development of the fetus in utero from the beginnings of Greco-Roman culture until late antiquity. Papers dealing with the topic in connection to other Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilizations in this time frame will also be considered. We are interested in papers treating both the physical and cognitive growth of the fetus as well as any directives on how to care for a pregnant woman or on methods of abortion that indicate beliefs about its development.