Galen

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Who was Galen?
A Roman doctor
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What theories did he accept?
He accepted Hippocrates and the four humours theory
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What did he advise for a healthy life?
Balanced diet and exercise
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What did he tell doctors to do?
Observe and examine patients
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What did he think was important to understand the body?
Anatomy was very important. He dissected apes as they were most like humans
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What he did prove that is scientifically correct?
That the brain controlled speech not the heart
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What did he say that is scientifically incorrect?
The jaw is made of two bones and the liver created blood
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What was the theory of opposites?
If you was hot with a fever have cold things. If you was cold have hot things e.g peppers
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Why did Galen have an influence over medicine for over 1500 years?
He produced a lot of books and experiments. His ideas also fitted with the Christan church
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What was common treatments?
Purging, bleeding and herbal remedies
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