HIST 451MidtermStudyGuide

HIST 451MidtermStudyGuide - HIST 451- History of American...

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HIST 451- History of American Medicine Midterm Study Guide AVICENNA Wrote the “Book of Healing” o Included encyclopedic entries and discussions of caner, tuberculosis, drug testing and psychological disorders. o Helped with diagnosis and recipes for different medicines Departs from Galen in that he understood that some illnesses were caused by separate forces of the universe that were independent of elemental balance. Recognized that the Galic methods did not cure something like cancer or psychological disorders. PARACELOUS Alchemy was the investigation of natural substances and conversion of one substance into another. o Determine what it is, decompose it, recompose it as something else. Alchemist who lived in Switzerland and Italy. Wanted to uses alchemy to cure people. Heretical Toxicology Rejects the ideas of Galen and argues that certain chemicals and minerals can have effects rather than the four elements. Says that people can be cured by being exposed to a particular balance of
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course HIST 451 taught by Professor November during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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