Bloodletting 1 Ancient Philosophy – ARTexplains

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Bloodletting: a bizarre practice that was once horrifically mainstream! But there’s more to it than that. According to the beliefs at the time, from chi in the East to the four humors in the West, bloodletting was a perfectly logical way of dealing with diseases. Let’s look at those beliefs, and then afterwards, appreciate the advancement of anatomical knowledge!

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References for this episode:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sNGG_Aj7bY6B5TfJCdMpCqhWbJBpXLlh7JJdNPitgF8/edit?usp=sharing

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May 5th, 2017 by