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ASCLEPIUS BIRTH BY CESAREAN (CAESAREAN ) SECTION

"Aesculapius Birth by Cesarean Section" (see related A | B), 1555 National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

The extraction of Asclepius from the abdomen of his mother Coronis by his father Apollo. Woodcut from the 1549 edition of Alessandro Benedittis De Re Medica.

Ortus in Latin means "to rise" or "rising" - implying delivery or birth.

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