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Greeks (1000 400bc)






At first Greek medicine was very similar to that of the Egyptians - a combination
of common sense and natural remedies, and supernatural beliefs. They prayed to
Asclepius to heal them, and went to Asclepion temples to be treated. However,
later philosophers like Plato began to explain…

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Greeks (1000 400bc)


Natural - theory of the four humours - give patient
the opposite of the humour causing the disease, or
bleed or purge to remove excess humour.
Unfortunately the humours (phlegm, bile etc.) were
the symptoms not the causes of disease so treatment
not always successful. However, scientific…

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