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A short history of medicine in the stars

If you went to a doctor, you’d be pretty surprised if they turned to the skies to work out a diagnosis. But in the Middle Ages, medicine owed more to astrology than biology, and today astronomical science plays a role in modern medicine. In this week’s pick, find out how medicine’s relationship with the stars has evolved over the last 900 years.

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