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Eye and the Stone (The)

Reference

6318

Duration

00:38:13

Production year

2017

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Marcel DALAISE

Summary

This film takes a look back on the career of Muriel Labonnelie, a scholar specialised in Greco-Roman ophthalmology in her research at the LAMS laboratory (Laboratoire d'Archéologie Moléculaire et Structurale/laboratory of molecular and structural archaeology) into collyrium tablets. These tablets designate local action medications used on the conjunctiva to treat eye conditions. They provide valuable information on Roman medicine. They started to be listed as early as the eighteenth century from collector registries. These documents are valuable material for the investigation and reconstruction of collyrium tablets. Through several interviews with researchers of various disciplines (history, archaeology, chemistry, etc.) and her own research results, Muriel Lobannelie demonstrates the history of these unique instruments which reveal the close relationships between Greco-Roman and Egyptian medical conceptions.

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