Healing and treatment of diseases


The development of general ideas about the disease has changed throughout the history of medicine. Hippocrates considered the cause of the disease to be an improper mixing of the four main body fluids: blood, mucus, yellow and black bile (venous blood). Around the same time, on the basis of the atomistic teachings of Democritus, the idea arose that the disease develops as a result of a change in the shape of the atoms and their incorrect location.

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