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  • Essay on The Practice of Phlebotomy

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    Phlebotomy, otherwise known as venipuncture, is the art of drawing blood from the human body. This skill has been practiced since the time before the birth of Christ, originating in early civilizations of the ancient Egyptians and Mayans approximately 3000 years ago. The understanding of how the human body works, including the substance that flows through each individual, has continuously been on the forefront of the mind of many researchers, as well as within the very culture of many communities

  • The Black Death and The Song Ring Around the Rosie

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    medical and scientific techniques by proving older methods false. In the years before the Black Death, doctors mainly relied on the teachings of the Greek physician Galen. Galen was the pre-medieval medical theorist who came up with the theory of humorism. According to this theory, each of the four humors (mystical liquids that are in the human body) corresponded to one of the four elements (fire, water, air, and

  • William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

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    which is crucial for the understanding of the comedy. This paper sketches the thesis that the blood-metaphor in AMND represents hierarchies in family and society given by birth as well as the theory of the four humors. In the Early Modern Period, humorism was an approved medical explanation for personal temperaments based on four distinct bodily fluids, of which blood is one. In some Shakespearean tragedies and histories, the blood symbolizes death and guilt following combats and murders. In the comedy

  • The Four Humors And Their Influence Through Time

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    The Four Humors and Their Influence Through Time Greek Antiquity was a time of some of the greatest minds of all time, such as Plato and Aristotle, leading to many inventions and ideas that are still relevant today, from hydraulics to astronomy. One of the most influential realizations, however, came from the mind of a man named Hippocrates, as he began the real start of the practice of medicine. Hippocrates of Cos, a physician in ancient Greece, is considered to be the father of medicine due to

  • Essay about Claudius Galen of Pergamum

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    Claudius Galen of Pergamum Claudius Galen was a second century physiologist, philosopher, and writer who is often considered the most important contributor to medicine following Hippocrates. Even though Galen is fairly well known, his fame does not compare to that of Hippocrates, so Galen's reputation and work are often underscored by Hippocrates' notoriety. While Galen's name is mentioned in most sources about ancient medicine, usually only a small portion of the piece is dedicated to

  • Early Doctors, Surgeons, and Apothecaries Essay

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    In the 18th century, the medical field was made up of mostly men. There were three jobs in this field: Physicians, Surgeons, and Apothecaries. Physicians were the most elite of the three. Physicians in the 18th century had no knowledge of anything. Nobody knew that disease was spread by bacteria, germs, and viruses. Because they didn’t know this, nobody practiced sterilization or hygiene, hospital and personal. In the 18th century, scientists were strongly influenced by theories. In 350 B.C., Aristotle

  • Essay about King Lear and Madness in the Renaissance

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    King Lear and Madness in the Renaissance         It has been demonstrated that Shakespeare's portrayal of madness parallels Bright's A Treatise of Melancholie (Wilson 309-20), yet, the medical model alone is insufficient to describe the madness of Shakespeare’ s King Lear. Shakespeare was not limited to a single book in his understanding of madness; he had at his disposal the sum total of his society's understanding of the issue. Since Lear's madness is derived from a mixture of sources,

  • Medicine and Herbal Remedies Throughout the Sixteenth Century

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    Shakespeare, self proclaimed poet and renowned playwright, lived in the age of the Renaissance. More specifically, the time at which the Tudor family ruled England, during these times, there were deep-rooted religious cleansings and ongoing witch hunts, that sought out anyone and everyone that did not follow suit. Shakespeare (1564-1616A.D.) was born in, and lived through the medical renaissance, which was the point between 1400 and 1700A.D. that innovated the medicines used in Europe. These treatments

  • Hippocrates And Galen Essay

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    Hippocrates And Galen Hippocrates (460? - 370? B.C.) is acknowledged as the father of modern medicine. He was born on the island of Kos, and taught medicine there before dying in Larissa. He is known as the founder of holistic medicine, because he was the first to attribute illness to be one of the four elements - fire, water, earth, and air - rather than an affliction given by the gods. However, locals believed Hippocrates was a descendant of Asklepios, god of medicine

  • ##sianism : The Tenets Of ParacelsusMysticism

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    Paracelsus received little attention in Germany and France during his life. Posthumously, however, the manuscripts abandoned in small towns from his wanderings reached publishers and his ideas were printed and disseminated to mixed reviews. While some were quick to defend Paracelsianism—Peter Severinus, for instance—by remarking on the failures of Galenic medicine to treat new European diseases, others—such as Erastus—were unwilling to abandon the well-established philosophy and the humoral medicine