- Created by: MissProcrastinator
- Created on: 26-08-18 20:23
Astrology (planets & stars alignment)
Physicians (doctors) consulted star charts
Church did not like this.
Hippocrates- ideas were important
People very religious
Followed teachings of Catholic Church
Most people- no education
Learnt from the Church’s teachings
Disease- punishment for sin, sent from God or devil
Sent to cleanse soul of sin
Very believable to people
Rational explanations #1
Humours needed to be balanced
If imbalanced- disease
Factors could cause imbalance
Rational explanation #2
Miasma- bad air.
Thought to cause disease.
Clean home- spiritual cleanliness.
Avoided bad smells.
Rational explanation #3
Physicians examined urine to make diagnosis.