Discussion Relationship between doctors and women patients –Texts? –How ancient realities affect modern care Medical texts? Hippocratic medicine and today’s treatments –same/different? Why didn’t Western Europe simply skip entirely to Hippocrates's theories Ancient Greek physics, medicine – Watery element? Theory based on… – what?
The Elements…. Empedoclean Physics Earth Air Fire Water Hippocratic Humoral Theory Phlegm Blood (Yellow) bile Water (later, black bile)
Topics Lecture “Intellectual Revolution – Presocratics – sophists – Hippocratics – Thucydides Paradigm shift – Thomas Kuhn – new questions – new approaches Reading Thales – ca. 585 BCE – Ionian physicist – impractical speculator Hippocrates – ca. 400 BCE – Coan physician – practical observer/speculator