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Lec. 4: Jan. 31/11 Fire Water Earth Wind Humor Fire = Bile Water = Phlegm: related to brain Earth = Black Bile Blood = air Humorism Popular among Islamic, greek and roman muslims Vitalism In ancient time the popularity of this theory was thought that the body had a finite activity of energy. It was important to keep body balanced. From Humorism: disease is cause by deformity of body. Solutions: - dissect animals because only human have souls. o Some scientists say that animals don’t feel pain, that it only has mechanical response. - Dissect the bodies of criminals either alive or dead. - Murder to supply medical school with bodies - Grave robbing by resurrection men and scooping up the bodies of the unclaimed of the workhouse, hospitals, the poor of society. 1832 the anatomy act was passed by British parliament: to stop the theft of bodies and protect society. Gray’s Anatomy, author: Henry Gray, Artist: Henry Carper, published 1858: most famous medical textbook in the world. - Based on bodies of adult men, one/two women, and a body of a child. - Bodies came from hospitals where Gray practiced medicine. -
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