GCSE History - Medicine Individuals

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Hippocrates

  • Taught at the Kos School of Medicine.
  • The Hippocratic Collection - a collection of medical books, written by Hippocrates and his followers.
  • Observe and Record - the method which Hippocrates promoted. He promoted studying the symptoms carefully before recording them. These recordings built up to form his books, The Hippocratic Collection
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Galen

  • Gladiators - Galen was a doctor to the gladiators in Pergamum.
  • Emperor's son's doctor - He moved to Rome in AD 161 and worked hard, gaining a good reputation. He beacme doctor to the Emperor's son.
  • Opposites Theory - Galen developed the Four Humours Theory and came up with the Opposites theory. He believed that the four humours could be balanced using each humours opposite. For example if someone had too much phlegm (a cold) they would be kept warm.
  • Dissection - Galen could not dissect humas outside of Alexandria and so did most of his work on animals. These animal's corpses deceived Galen and caused him to make lots of mistakes about the human body. For example, describing livers as the wrong shape. He also made the mistake of believing that there are tiny pores in the septum, allowing blood to pass through the heart.
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Galen

  • Gladiators - Galen was a doctor to the gladiators in Pergamum.
  • Emperor's son's doctor - He moved to Rome in AD 161 and worked hard, gaining a good reputation. He beacme doctor to the Emperor's son.
  • Opposites Theory - Galen developed the Four Humours Theory and came up with the Opposites theory. He believed that the four humours could be balanced using each humours opposite. For example if someone had too much phlegm (a cold) they would be kept warm.
  • Dissection - Galen could not dissect humas outside of Alexandria and so did most of his work on animals. These animal's corpses deceived Galen and caused him to make lots of mistakes about the human body. For example, describing livers as the wrong shape. He also made the mistake of believing that there are tiny pores in the septum, allowing blood to pass through the heart.
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Galen

  • Gladiators - Galen was a doctor to the gladiators in Pergamum.
  • Emperor's son's doctor - He moved to Rome in AD 161 and worked hard, gaining a good reputation. He beacme doctor to the Emperor's son.
  • Opposites Theory - Galen developed the Four Humours Theory and came up with the Opposites theory. He believed that the four humours could be balanced using each humours opposite. For example if someone had too much phlegm (a cold) they would be kept warm.
  • Dissection - Galen could not dissect humas outside of Alexandria and so did most of his work on animals. These animal's corpses deceived Galen and caused him to make lots of mistakes about the human body. For example, describing livers as the wrong shape. He also made the mistake of believing that there are tiny pores in the septum, allowing blood to pass through the heart.
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