You may think that traveling to other countries for medical treatment is a new phenomenon. But did you know that medical tourism existed nearly 6,000 years ago? From Ancient Greeks to early American settlers, medical tourism has a long and interesting history.

The need for medical treatment is a powerful driving force that has motivated people worldwide to seek out the best treatments and the latest medical technology throughout human history. Whereas the idea of getting a gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico might seem weird, people have long traveled all over the world for superior specialists or better prices.

Check out how Ancient Egyptians and French aristocrats alike have participated in medical tourism. If you find yourself considering the many benefits of seeking healthcare abroad, you’re in good company!

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The History of Medical Tourism

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