HLTA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Andrew Scull, Thomas Sydenham, Medical History

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HLTA02H3 LECTURE 5:
Motion and rest:
Similarities between early modern and 21st century England: exercise is
important. Two main types of exercises: 1. Vigorous physical exercise
(related to work or daily duties) results in deeper and quicker breathing. 2.
You work out not because of your daily duties but make time for it,
Contemporary theory: heat of the body increases, sweats, thereby removing
harmful humours
Exercises were based on gender. Men would do strenuous activities and
women would take up gardening. Football for men. Walking for both
genders.
The declaration of Sports” (Crown in 1618 and 1633): you can only play
sports after evening prayers. Told people what types of exercises were
appropriate and when it could take place. Puritans believed that you should
be praising God all day and that even watching others play on the Sabbath
was a sin.
Sleeping and walking:
Sleep was an important part of the Galenic health regime, regularly
mentioned in the medical works of the Renaissance.
People believed sleep was given so we could worship god in the day or work
duties.
Diet
Diet: “mother of diseases”, during medieval and early modern period. Most
often consumed and longest internalized component of the non-naturals.
Would cause gout to death. Consequences of overeating and over drinking.
21st century: concept of nutritional medicine. 17th century and modern
concept of diet is still similar: people should eat based on their gender, age
and constitution.
Meat used to = all types of food.
Winter healthy meal: strong meat: meat with a glass of red wine.
Summertime: fish and salads, light white wine, fruits.
Wine consumed in moderation = ally to fight against disease. Wine was the
most nutritious beverage. Red wine is more beneficial than white, high
polyphenols red wine has. (Whitaker)
Evacuation and retention:
Widely believed good health was related to the periodical removal of
excessive humours, purging the system as a preventive measure > pooping,
sometimes with the assistance of colonic irrigation. Pooping was one of the
many ways to remove unwanted things from the body.
Purge offensive matter from almost every natural or artificial bodily orifice
(many ways): 1. Phlebotomy, blood-letting, Greek words Phelps or vein, and
tome or incision. 2. Vomiting, sneezing and gargarismes (gargles) were the 3
popular ways to clear the upper body. Also sweating
Sexual evacuation. Galenic Theory: if the natural seed was kept too long
within the body, it would turn into poison. Mostly aimed for men but
important for women too. Too much sex = bad = deformed or stunted
offspring.
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Hlta02h3 lecture 5: motion and rest, similarities between early modern and 21st century england: exercise is important. Vigorous physical exercise (related to work or daily duties) results in deeper and quicker breathing. You work out not because of your daily duties but make time for it: contemporary theory: heat of the body increases, sweats, thereby removing harmful humours, exercises were based on gender. Men would do strenuous activities and women would take up gardening. Walking for both genders: the de(cid:272)laratio(cid:374) of ports(cid:863) (cid:894)cro(cid:449)(cid:374) i(cid:374) 1618 a(cid:374)d 1633(cid:895): (cid:455)ou (cid:272)a(cid:374) o(cid:374)l(cid:455) pla(cid:455) sports after evening prayers. Told people what types of exercises were appropriate and when it could take place. Most often consumed and longest internalized component of the non-naturals. Consequences of overeating and over drinking: 21st century: concept of nutritional medicine. Pooping was one of the many ways to remove unwanted things from the body: purge offensive matter from almost every natural or artificial bodily orifice (many ways): 1.

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