As Black History Month ends your Cultural Literacy about many groups should have improved. The answer to this question will improve your Cultural Literacy regarding two ethnic groups and one profession.
In what country does the Rx originate? No, don't go Google it before you answer the poll. Don't read the article first. I want to get your present state of Cultural Literacy reflected in this Poll. Think about it, you know this symbol. You have seen it many times before. Where did you see it, what it is related to?
It is interesting to note that in this year 6249 (2009) we are living a remarkable almost unthinkable chapter in Black history month. This chapter will be revisited in Black history month for century's to come. If we are fortunate the Cultural Health of the world will rise to a point when Black history month is no longer needed as the non-culturally poisoned history of Black people in America and the world will be a natural inclusive part of American and world history once again.
Speaking of history, one of President Obama's three top investment priorities is health care. So everyone should be trying to learn about the American system, other systems and partaking in the discussion of what the new an improved American "Health" Care system should be. This presents a Black History month Cultural Literacy Minute opportunity.
Have you seen the Rx on drugs (medical recipes). How about the Magic Wand of Ti Huti (Caduceus) medical symbol used by the World Health Organization (WHO). Watch the Ashra Kwesi video at the Per Ankh (Name of the first hospitals in recorded history) in Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt).
In watching the video we learned about the great African doctor Imhotep thousands of years before the Greek Hippocrates. History tells us that Hippocrates studied at an African Per Ankh (hospital) at the medical hub of the then civilized world. We also see the Origin of the Rx of the Doctor. Now "Drugs" is a specialty managed by druggist. In Imhotep's (Greek Aesculapius) time all doctors made medical recipes. And finally you saw carved in stone the same medical tool set more or less that you will find in operating rooms and doctors black bags to this very day.
Note: While Hippocrates is the most widely known doctor in Western history and Imhotep is the most widely known doctor in African history Ti Huti is actually the first doctor in recorded history to emerge from the smoke of the ancient past. Imhotep in fact studied in the Ti hutic school. The Greeks transliterate this ancient figure as Hermes.
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