medicine 1250-present day

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  • medicine 1250-present day
    • 1250-1500 medieval
      • ideas about the causes of disease and illness.
        • Hippocrates & four humours - yellow bile, black bile, blood, phlegm, the belief that all 4 had to be balanced.
        • religion - sin and punishment from god
        • miasma - bad air was filled with harmful fumes
        • supernatural - plant alignment
        • Galen & theory of oppsites - still popular due to the influence of the church and book learning as well as a lack of alternative theories.
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    • 1500-1700 renaissance
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