was important to the Greek people of long ago. It was so important to
them that it was valued in very good lifestyles. Ancient Greece was
very different from the Greece of modern times. Medicine practiced in
Ancient Greece basically depended on religious beliefs, which were similar
to the Ancient Egyptians. A cult known as Asclepios was an important
provider of medical care.
The Ancient Greeks were thought to be the fathers of medicine. The Greeks
received most of their medical knowledge from the Hippocrates of times
before them. In the ancient times of Greeks, their medicine never worked
as well as today's medicine. Capabilities of their medicine only got
as far as healing wounds with alcohol or other herbal remedies, but
when an infection was in, it was seldom that they could ever do anything.
With such little technology, for a Greek warrior, a mere cut could be
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Theory from the Ancient Greeks: The Greeks thought that the body consisted
of four fluids, (phlegm, blood, yellow bile, and black bile) and diseases
occurred when these fluids were out of balance.
was the first to come up with the theory that medicine was scientific
and that it had nothing to do with religion. Hippocrates was the creator
of the medical field as it is known. Medicine today relies on the guess
that was made by Hippocrates that an amazing physician could exterminate
illness with the knowledge from ancient writings. The most well known
physician of the Ancient Greek times was Hippocrates and his nickname
will always be Father of Medicine.