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Ancient Greek

WHY? The theory of the Four Humours

  • Blood, phlegm, black bile, yellow bile
  • Out of balance= ill
  • Linked to seasons & the elements

HOW? Bringing balance & herbal remedies

  • Bleeding, purging etc.

WHO? Hippocrates

  • Observed & recorded
  • Hippocratic oath
  • Encouraged natural causes
  • Hippocratic corpus- encouraged clinal method of observation

WHERE?


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Ancient Greek

  • PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Asclepios was the Greek God of healing
  • Asclepions (temples)- like a health farm- rest & exercise
  • Belief in supernatural- healed by Aslepios & 2 daughters
  • Natural cures- encouraged healthy living
  • SURGERY- last resort
  • Specialist tools- scalpels, forceps, shears, probes & hooks
  • Simple opperations- mainly outside the body
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Ancient Greek

  • PROGRESS
  • Understood how some of the body worked
  • Better tools
  • Better theory of disease
  • Aclepions
  • STAYED THE SAME
  • Still wrong on theory of disease
  • Still supernatural
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