- Rationalism (dogmatism): They attempted to rationalize disease and made up theories to explain it. Click here to learn more about this school or sect.
- Empericism: They came to conclusions about disease based on their own experience. Click here to learn more about this school or sect.
- Methodism (Atomist, Sodomist): They believed disease was caused by the arrest of molecules through invisible pores. Click here to learn about this school or sect.
- Eclectic: They accepted the best ideas of all the other schools. A good example of such a physician is Claudius Galen. Click here to read about Galen.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1st century AD.: The four schools of medicine
By the 1st century A.D. there are four schools of medicine competing with each other throughout Greece and Rome: