Greek Medicine


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How the Greeks created medicine

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  • I wonder how the Greeks created medicine, let's go back in time to the Greeks to see how they created it.
  • So how did the Greeks contribute to medicine?
  • The Greeks wee the first to come up with the theory that diseases had natural causes.
  • Sure, Hippocrates changed the way that people thought about health and medicine (the scientific way of looking at/thinking about medicine).
  • Can you tell me about Hippocrates?
  • What else did Hippocrates do to contribute to medicine?
  • Well Hippocrates also established principles that are still followed today. All of the doctors today have to take the Hippocrating oath, based on these ideas of ethical behavior.
  • Can you tell me one last face about Greeks medicine?
  • Sure, Greek medicine also included athletics in it. Athletics showed the Greeks how bodies move. Athletics showed the how the bodies moved, but their understanding was limited because it was forbidden to look inside of a body to see how it worked.
  • Did you learn anything about how the Greeks contributed to medicine?
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