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    The Four Temperaments

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    cognition.”(How To Analyze People, Intro paragraph 4).Historically, the original founder of the four temperaments named Hippocrates, brings to attention the imbalance of paired qualities. (Development, paragraph 1) The focal point of the temperaments will be on what they are, where they come from and whether they believed to be the same in modern today. The history of the temperaments comes in relative theories that differ from several scientists. The scientist to come up with the first temperament theory was the Greek physician Hippocrates. (Personality project, paragraph 1). According to Hippocrates, “...incorporating the four temperaments into his medical theories as part of the ancient medical concept of humorism,” was his method of discovery (Hippocrates, paragraph 2). Humorism is a model for the workings of the human body. The central area where this theory went into effect was in Ancient Greece. Where Galen and Hippocrates originated and the makings of the humours was first branched from liquids within the human body. Humours were the first personality scientific theory, and are Greek originated that came about in 370 BC but did not become well known until the late 1700s, and early 1800s.(Omics Group).Between the four humours, Galen and Hippocrates theorized that, “A good balance between the four humours was essential to retain a healthy body and mind, as imbalance could result in disease.” (Humours, Science museum, paragraph 2). The humoral theory was then adopted…

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    It has a natural basis. If we can find the cause, we can find the cure.” -Hippocrates. “With little knowledge of his life experiences, historians rely on a biography written some 500 years after his death by another Greek physician, Soranus, which was drawn from legend and a collection of medical writings commonly called the Hippocratic Corpus” (Timmons, 2016) Hippocrates is credited with being the first person to believe that illnesses and diseases were caused by natural and environmental…

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    No one likes going to the doctor, no one likes being sick, no one likes the unknown. We all want answers when things go wrong, we all want to feel better. Today modern medicine allows for quick answers and a pill or treatment for almost anything. We have determined that viruses and bacteria are malignant cells that attack the healthy cells within our bodies and that sickness is the result of the immune system trying to defend the body from the malignant cells. What would it have been like to…

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    Dr. Q Honors English 17/3/23 The Fundamental Actress of The Importance of Being Earnest- Dame Judi Dench “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a British comedy written by Oscar Wilde, which was transposed into a movie by the director Oliver Parker in 2002. Lady Augusta Bracknell is a dominant character which has a profound impact in both play and movie; her role is essential. She symbolizes the stereotypical upper-class woman during the Victorian Age. She is the tool through which Oscar…

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    Disease and Medicine in Ancient Greece Diseases have been killing off a population’s favorite people before Steven Moffat even got a chance to. Sickness came into the world as soon as Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit; sending sin, destruction, and imperfectness into the world. Throughout history, there have been many different interpretations of the sick and ill; some include the devil possessing the body, a punishment from the gods, a blessing from the gods, and the…

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    Hippocrates

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    Good morning/afternoon. Between 460-370BC roughly lived a man by the name of Hippocrates. He learned medicine from his father and grandfather, and then continued on to make his own theories about the medicines and diseases of the time. Hippocrates is credited to be one of the first people to believe that diseases were not a curse from the gods, but rather caused by more natural processes. He separated medicine from religion instead linking the cause of diseases to the living standards and…

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    Medieval Medicine An exploration of medieval medicine and the effects of religion/superstition on medical practices. The medical learning and advancements of antiquity were suspended in their course during the middle ages (c 500 - 1500 C.E.). Knowledge of the Greco-Roman era was set aside as an intensely religious age dawned in Western Europe. As Christianity grew to prominence, disease began to be viewed as a punishment from God, caused by personal sin rather than an objective occurrence.…

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    The One with the Stolen Personality What exactly is a personality? A personality is a combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Not one person has their own personality, because when we are born, we’re just like a blank canvas that an artist uses to make it into a masterpiece. A personality is something that everybody possesses but we didn’t create it on our own; it was more influenced by our friends, family, or any other thing that surrounds…

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    Ty Bollinger begins his book The Truth about Cancer discussing Hippocrates, a physician widely recognized as the father of western medicine. Hippocrates’ medicine derived from the Pythagorean Theorem which is applied as four elements, water, earth, wind, and fire. I find it interesting that the methods and ideas that Hippocrates presented are still in use today. The most common influences seen today would be the words of diagnosis and symptoms, which have their origins in Hippocratic medicine.…

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    Medieval Medicine

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    The time period known as the middle ages began in 500 AD after the downfall of the Roman empire and ended it in 1500 AD. the middle ages was also entitled to the name “ the dark ages” as there was no significant discovers, no phenomenal art works were produced and no scientific breakthroughs or accomplishments. during the time period, no grate medical discovers were made but instead used past medical treatments from the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians the monks put this knowledge into their texts…

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