Hippocrates on Respiratory Tract Infections in Ancient Greece



Hippocrates used the “four humours” theory to explain the origins of these infections but understood the environment’s effect.


By Dr. Gregory Rsoucalas
Professor of the History of Medicine
University of Thessaly

By Dr. Sgantzos Markos
Associate Professor of the History of Medicine
University of Thessaly


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Originally published by General Medicine 4:5 (2016), free and open access, republished for educational, non-commercial purposes.

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