Ancient Medicine

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.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Bleeding (0:01)

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    Trepanning (0:32)

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    Enemas (1:11)

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    Tobacco smoke and flatulence odors (1:48)

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