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Unformatted text preview: ill I be ashamed to call in extra help from my colleagues 2) I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures that are required 3) I will prevent disease wherever I can (prevention is preferable to cure) 4) I must bear in mind that my patients are sick human beings, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability 5) Warmth, sympathy and understanding are key since science and medicine are an art Name one aspect in which the original Hippocratic oath differs from many modern ones? One aspect of the original Hippocratic oath that is different is the idea that you may not give a deadly drug to someone who asks for it and you cannot give a woman an “abortive remedy”. What characterized the Hippocratic school of medicine? The Hippocratic school of medicine was characterized by the “four humors” or body fluids: gall bladder, heart, brain, and spleen. According to this school of medicine, disease results when these fluids are out of balance. The Romans were not very trusting of their physicians as a group. Name two reasons why not. One reason the Romans were not very trusting of their physicians is because they were mostly Greek imports with no standard training. Another reason is that there was no regulatory oversight over these practitioners. Galen was a prominent Roman physician from Greek descent. What was one of his contributions to the advancement of the medical profession? One of Galen’s contributions to the advancement of the medical profession was his study of the human anatomy and the development of different tools and instruments to perform surgeries. Describe the barber pole and what it symbolizes. The barber pole symbolizes the fact that barbers took over the practice of “bloodletting” because it was once considered sacrilegious. The top of the pole is meant for the leeches while the bottom is for the blood. The red ribbon in the barber pole symbolizes the stained and clean bandages. Andreas Vesalius played an important role in discrediting Galen’s ideas of human anatomy. Explain why. Vesalius played an important role in discrediting Galen’s ideas of human anatomy because he translated all of Galen’s Greek texts into Latin. He performed his own hands- on experiments with human anatomy and debunked many of Galen’s theories. For example, he perfected the practice of bloodletting and discovered that the jaw was in fact made of 1 bone, and not 2. How did the printing press, a Renaissance invention, revolutionize the medical field? The...
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