Disorder or “Nature of the Disease” Referred to by Thucydides


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Disorder or “Nature of the Disease” Referred to by Thucydides
Borrowing from actual scientific methods, ancient physicians relied primarily on observation and comparison for diagnosing the diseased and discomforted. Not only were symptoms carefully examined and recorded by the physician, but comparisons of the symptoms of a perceived patient with behaviors, temperaments and activities of otherwise ‘healthy’ individuals were used as specific diagnostic tools. Amongst the insights into diagnosis, finding how or where a person contracted a disorder of some sort or the “nature of the disease” as referred to by Thucydides, was paramount in mounting an educated defense of the patient’s health.
Hippocrates begins his recommendation for...
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.....ion was compromised, food, shelter, energy, medical facilities and typical authority figures and public servants were all amongst the victims. And, true to form, some individuals were able to understand that they needed clean drinking water while others grabbed potato chips. Some knew they would need to stay as clean as possible and dry as possible, others were dressed recklessly and were careless when every bit mattered.
So as for how people would respond in the face of a medicinal plague, not a whole lot has changed since the time of Thucydides, when people who were not commonly familiar with needs were behaving exactly as though they knew nothing.
Works Cited
Galen, Course Readings
Hippocrates, Course Readings
Thucydides, Course Readings