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    • Who treated the sick?
      • Women
      • Asclepious
        • They thought that the God of Healing Asclepious would heal them in their sleep.
    • Causes
      • Theory of the Four Humours
        • Created by Hipppocrates
        • The idea that each person has four humour, and if these were out of balance then you would become ill.
          • Blood
          • Black Bile
          • Phlegm
          • Yellow Bile
      • Natural Causes
        • They began to realise overtiredness could cause illness.
          • They also realised that being overtired could cause things such as fever.
    • Hippocrates
      • Hippocratic Oath
        • All doctors take this, Swears privacy and correct treatment.
      • Four Humours
        • Created a new cause of illness - moving away from supernatural methods
      • Hippocratic Collection of Books
        • Survived for thousands of years. Galen based his work off these
      • Observation
        • Encouraged doctors to observe their patient's condition. Lead to increased knowledge of illnesses.
          • Some diseases such as measles and smallpox began to get told apart.
      • Natural Treatments
    • Treatments
      • Natural
        • Hippocrates encouraged more natural treatments, as praying and religious methods didn't work.
          • Natural Treatments
        • Herbal Remedies
        • Four Humours
          • Purging
          • Bleeding
      • Supernatural
        • Many people thought visiting temples and praying would cure them.
        • Asclepious (Asclepion)
          • Many people thought visiting temples and praying would cure them.
          • Thought his two daughters, Hygeia and Panacea would visit. A snake would also heal them while they slept in this temple.
    • Staying Healthy
      • Greeks were encourages to excerise
        • Hippocrates accepted that some people would be too busy or poor to follow this sort of lifestyle, so were less healthy.
          • Were encouraged to east and drink a balanced diet.
      • Were encouraged to east and drink a balanced diet.

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