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Hippocrates Latin American Legacy: Humoral Medicine In The New World George M. Foster

Hippocrates Latin American Legacy: Humoral Medicine In The New World

George M. Foster

Published January 1st 1993
ISBN : 9782881246104
Hardcover
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The roots of humoral medicine reach back to Hippocrates and the Greek doctrine of the four humors. Via Persian and Arab physicians, this medical system was elaborated upon, and passed on to Western Europe where it became establishment medicineMoreThe roots of humoral medicine reach back to Hippocrates and the Greek doctrine of the four humors. Via Persian and Arab physicians, this medical system was elaborated upon, and passed on to Western Europe where it became establishment medicine until the rise of biomedicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. In Hippocrates Latin American Legacy, Foster traces the routes whereby European humoral medicine reached the Americas after the arrival of Columbus.