Hippocrates

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  • Hippocrates
    • His theory of the four humours, (black bile, yellow bile, blood and phlegm). these were all in the body and had to be in balance for good health.
    • Many doctors followed his ideas because the church supported him.
    • He started bloodletting or 'purging' to attempt to get the humours back in balance.
    • His collection of books was used to train doctors for hundreds of years.
    • Doctors today still have to take the Hippocratic oath to ensure professionally.

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