Later Greeks By F.Edwards & S.Luscombe. Applying Logic to Medicine !. Real Progress ?. The later Greek period became one of the periods of great breakthrough . The “Art of the physician” began to take over from the “cult of the priest”.
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Applying Logic to Medicine !
Any ideas from the map ?
They still believe the gods are their but that they play a less prominent role in the natural world
Raphael’s School of Athens
Raphael – School of Athens
These philosophers had no microscopes and very little science so they worked all the answers to their questions by observing the world around them.
Up everything living thing
we see in the world
and algebra !
Too much yellow bile !
Too much phlegm!
Too much black bile!
Too much blood!
Diagnosis was easy !
A medieval illustration showing blood letting
And record which treatments were effective and which were not
Silenus had a fever. He began with pains in his abdomen, heavy head, stiff neck
First day…vomited, black urine
Second day…tongue dry no sleep at night
Third day… delirious
Fourth day…no discharge from bowels, no urine, acute fever
Eighth day… cold sweat all over, red rashes, urine bitter and passed with pain
Eleventh day..diedThe Hippocratic doctors realised it was really important to make a case history of the course of a patient’s illness and treatments.
Can you see the way they tried to balance opposites to keep the humours balanced ?