Hippocratic Medicine As The Father Of Medicine

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Hippocratic medicine is one of Greece’s most ancient and lasting contributions to science and medicine, unlike today physicians depend more on equipment’s when diagnosing patients. Physicians in the Hippocratic era had nothing to depend on but where forced to create a journal system which explained the steps to curing based upon their common scientific theories of their time. Hippocrates is seen as the father of medicine even in our modern era, even though he lived before the birth of Christ. He worked on the assumption that all diseases and illnesses had a natural cause as well as a natural cure rather than supernatural one. It was Hippocrates who finally freed medicine from the shackles of magic, superstition, and the supernatural. (Greek Medicine: Hippocrates 2014)

Hippocrates believed the human body was made up of four liquid categories (humours) which were; blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, and if either one of these liquids were out of balance then you became ill and attention would be needed by a doctor to balance out the liquids to make you better. Priests as well...
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