HLTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Hippocratic Corpus, Phlegm, Social History

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Hlta02 - chapter 2 : history of health and illness. Views of what constitutes being healthy enough to carry out certain tasks can differ, for various reasons, across various social groups and over time. Ie. some places in modern british society, it"s alright to stay home from work if they feel unwell. But before paid sick days exists, most workers would have had both economic and moral reasons for staying at home unless they were seriously ill. Lloyd george"s introduction of old age pensions and the religious beliefs played a major role. Thought that disease first appeared on earth as consequence. Must try to live a good sin free life in order to stay healthy. Analogy of the body being a fortress under perpetual threat. Practical guidelines about how to live a healthy life, hippocratic form the devil of original sin. A body around 60 texts on health and illness. Written in the 4th century bc by followers of hippocrates.

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