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History of Medicine 212 Notes Week of 9.11.15

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History of Medicine 212 Notes Week of 9.11.15 67494

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DETAILED weekly notes for History of Medicine 212. This weeks notes consist of discussion of Hippocratic writings and Hippocratic healer's approach to prognosis and views of individualistic medicine.
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Date Created: 09/13/15
Chariesse Ellis History of Science 212 Prof Thomas Broman 91 115 Lecture 2 Principles of Hippocratic Medicine Introduction The body between the Sacred and the Profane Hippocrates and the Hippocratic Corpus 60 writings 0 Composition of the Hippocratic Corpus between the 5th4th century BC 0 Hippocrates as an historic gure Attitudes towards Nature in Ancient Greece 0 Separation between natural and supernatural 0 Modes of persuasion logic and rhetoric Health and Illness in Hippocratic medicine 0 Elements and humors the material composition of the body 0 Individuality of temperament o Centrality of dietetics o Prognosis as a narrative of illness Healthy vs Unhealthy Sacred vs Profane Pure vs Impure Healing involves two descriptions 0 Someone not feeling wellrelief of suffering o Ill health brings danger possibility of dying 0 Created beliefs that try to understand illness Hippocratic Corpus Hippocrates Biological details 0 Born in 460 BC on island of Cos o Cos famous center of healing 0 Father possibly could have been a healer Plato s dialogue to Hippocrates o Protagorusreceived some income from teaching students 0 Phaedrusmethod of inquiry to nature Greeks developed a form writing that declared a separation of natural and supernatural Aristotle 0 Made arguments about nature 0 Argued that nature and events in nature happened for specific reasons 0 LogicRhetoric I Refers to modes of argument and persuasion I Important in Hippocratic writings I Characteristic of Hippocratic healers Four Elements of Empedoclesmiddle of 5th century BC Constituents of the world 0 Air warmwet 0 Water coldwet 0 Fire warm dry 0 Earth colddry Chariesse Ellis History of Science 212 Prof Thomas Broman 91 115 Yellow Bile Fire Choleric Black Bile Earth Melancholy Blood Air Sanguine Phlegmphlegmatic Water The Four Humors Individuality of Temperament 0 Ancient thinking each person was unique and different in there own way I Referred to as their temperament Temperament and Humoral Balanced 0 Medical writing individuals could be described by humoral balance dominant humor I Sanguine Chariesse Ellis History of Science 212 Prof Thomas Broman 91 115 I Phlegmatic I Choleric I Melancholic Centrality of dietetics o Dietetics ways we engage in remaining healthy 0 Hippocratic healers called themselves advisors on maintaining health I Idea that the body is in uenced by all things in nature I Idea drives health and the idea of dietetics Prognosis A forecast of what is probably going to happen Ancient prognosis is the attempt to forecast an outcome as the illness by their ability to tell the future Why important 0 Biggest fear of healers is predicting recovery and having the patient die 0 Ability to predict the future gives them a sense of power 0 Social liability o Expectation is that they don t believe they can be cured of everything 0 Understands that death CAN happen Conclusion Hippocratics as Experts Based overwhelmingly in the world of everyday experience 0 ElementsHumors based on substances known to both practitioners and patients 0 Qualities hotcold amp wet dry appeared to be ubiquitous yet also variable


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