History - Medicine Through Time - Galen, Hippocrates and Aristotle

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Galen
Galen created a theory called the theory of the 'Four Humours'. These were black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood. Galen also dissected animals such as pigs, dogs and apes in order to find out more.
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Hippocrates
Hippocrates believed that disease was when something went wrong in the body, he wrote many books that were used for over 150 years. He created the Hippocratic Oath that is still used today and he believed in the natural rather than supernatural.
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Aristotle
Aristotle followed Galen's ideas and started to balance the humours if someone was ill he used methods such as bleeding and vomitting.
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Hippocrates (2)
Hippocrates encouraged doctors to record their ideas and pass their knowledge on. He strongly encouraged the observation of the patient.
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Galen (2)
He believed that there were 'seeds of disease' in the air, he wrote thousands of books about his findings which formed the basis for over 14,000 years.
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Hippocrates believed that disease was when something went wrong in the body, he wrote many books that were used for over 150 years. He created the Hippocratic Oath that is still used today and he believed in the natural rather than supernatural.

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Aristotle followed Galen's ideas and started to balance the humours if someone was ill he used methods such as bleeding and vomitting.

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Hippocrates encouraged doctors to record their ideas and pass their knowledge on. He strongly encouraged the observation of the patient.

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He believed that there were 'seeds of disease' in the air, he wrote thousands of books about his findings which formed the basis for over 14,000 years.

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