Ancient Medicine

Doctors would often try to correct imbalances in the humors by removing blood, inducing vomiting, or encouraging urination. Each humor also had an element associated with it: air for blood, water for phlegm, earth for black bile, and fire for yellow bile.

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 20, 2015

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