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Romans four main ideas about what casused disease in c1350

  • The Four Huours (purging and blood letting)
  • The Theory of the Opposites (Galen, hot or cold)
  • Miasma (bad air/smells)
  • The Gods (temples built by gods)

Ideas that made the middle ages

  • The Four Humours (doctors told never question Galen)
  • Miasma (made sense to people)
  • The Gods Sent Disease ( Church controlled doctors)

How did ideas of Galen/Hippocrates survive?

  • 410AD- Romans left Britain

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