Greek Medicine

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Greek Medicine

Background Information:

  • Interested in philosophy, politics, government, economy and religion
  • Use of papyrus in idea spreading
  • Two sections - Asclepion temples and Hippocrates

Acslepion temples:

  • Rich, sick people came to these which were thought to be temples of the God of healing - Asclepius
  • Was thought that Asclepius cured people in their sleep
  • Had theatres to entertain people
  • Pools to help people relax
  • Exercises - which would cure some people
  • Placebo effect - people thought Gods were curing them
  • Priests would visit…


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