Medieval Medicine

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Keywords

Hippocrates: Ancient Greek Doctor

Galen: Ancient Greek Doctor

4 humours: a theory that developed in Ancient Greek to explain illness (blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm)

Physician: a trained doctor

Diagnosing: identifying an illness by examing the sympyoms

Miasma: the theory that disease is caused by poisonous vapours in the air

Supernatural causes of disease: forces outside normal nature that some people believe can affect events, for example God, charms and luck, witchcraft or astrology

HIPPOCRATES

WHO?

He was an Ancient Greek doctor; 'the father of modern medicine'.

WHAT?

He said doctors should respect all life and if a doctor did not know how to treat something, then they should not try anything

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