The falling disease argued that this disorder was not attributed to divine or supernatural causes

The falling disease argued that this disorder was not attributed to divine or supernatural causes

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The falling disease argued that this disorder was not attributed to divine or supernatural causes but rather a physiological one that could be explained through science. What is epilepsy? Why was it considered divine? They who first referred this malady to the gods appear to me to have been just such persons as the conjurors, purificators, mountebanks, and charlatans now are, who give themselves out for being excessively religious, and as knowing more than other people. e, have given out that the disease is sacred, adding suitable reasons for this opinion, they have instituted a mode of treatment which is safe for themselves, namely, by applying purifications and incantations, and enforcing abstinence from baths and many articles of food which are unwholesome to men in diseases Why did Hippocratics believe it wasn’t divine.
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Unformatted text preview: Were already divine. If it was divine and removed by the purificator whats to prevent them from inflicting the disease to someone else? If was caused by the natural rather than supernatural then this would be impossible. Because they cant inflict this with supernatural powers or incantations hence incantations or herbs which are props of these charletons has no effect on the physical. What started with the Hippocratics Galen then contributes to their work and establishes a regarding this not so sacred disease epilepsy. transition form the divine to the physical using epilepsy as the singular marker for the progression of medical advances in study and method Platos Republic specifically the allegory of the cave...
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