Genetic disorders in Tunisia

Elham Hassen, Lotfi Chouchane

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The Tunisian contribution to medicine and genetics was continuum through the various civilizations. In Carthage, on the famous hill Byrsa stood the monumental temple of Eshmun, God of Medicine and Health and a leading figure of the Punic pantheon. Bottles and prophylactic Carthaginian masks, medical devices and surgical and Roman remains, of the Antonin Baths at Carthage, attest to this day the large share which was then granted the necessary conservation of bodily health and the spirit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenetic Disorders Among Arab Populations
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783642050800
ISBN (Print)9783642050794
Publication statusPublished - 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Hassen, E., & Chouchane, L. (2010). Genetic disorders in Tunisia. In Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations (pp. 613-638). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.