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Who was Hippocrates?
Hippocrates was the most famous greek doctor.He was born on the island of cos around about 400Bc, Just when the new idea of natural causes was being accepted into the greek world.
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We have later copies of about 60 medical books said to be written by Hippocrates. They were used for 100's of years by doctors. He said diseases has natural causes.Hippocratic oath- doctors promise to look after paitents."farther of medicine".
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What is the theory of the four Humors?
(1) Blood-spring-air to get rid of blockages.(2) Phlegm-Winter-water then heat to get rid of all the phlegm in the body.(3)Yellow Bile-fire-sick/toilet to get rid of it all.(4)Black bile- autumn-earth-sick/toilet.better version of the River Nial Theo
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Who was Claudius Galen?
Galen was a physician ,writer and philosopher who became the most famous doctor in the Roman Empire and whose theories dominated European medicine for 1,500 years.Claudius Galen was born in Pergamum(Modern day Turkey) of Greek parents.
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He studied in Greece ,in Alexandria and other parts of Asia Minor and returned home to become chief physician to the gladiator school in Pergamum, gaining much experience of treating wounds.
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In the early 160’s AD, Galen moved to Rome to work and, with the exception of a brief return to Pergamum, spent the remainder of his life in the Roman capital. He became physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius and would later serve in the same role
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to Aurelius' successors, Commodus and Septimius Severus.Galen was the originator of the experimental method in medical investigation, and throughout his life dissected animals in his quest to understand how the body functions.
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Some of his anatomical and physiological observations were accurate - for example, he proved that urine was formed in the kidney (as opposed to the bladder which was common belief). His most important discovery was that arteries carry blood although
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although he did not discover circulation
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