The Ancient Greek Physicians

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What were the four humours measured by Hippocrates and Galen?

Blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile

What did Galen describe diabetes as?

Diarrhea of urine

What did Hippocrates conclude about the appearance of bubbles, blood, and pus in urine?

They indicated kidney disease and chronic illnesses

Test your knowledge on the ancient Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen and their approach to assessing disorders through the measurement of body fluids. Learn about the purpose behind their qualitative assessment and its connection to the four humours.

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