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Medicine and Health in Wesley's Day

Learn more about concepts of medicine, health, and the body in John Wesley's day.

The Rev. John Wesley MA (1703-1791) - Pioneer Electrotherapist: A History of Medicine Study by Gordon Gadsby.
Selections (20 printed pages) from his Ph.D thesis, which gives substantial background on John Wesley's views of healing, medical practice in his day, and Primitive Physick

The Four Temperments  (the Four Humors)
Temperament theory has its roots in the ancient four humors theory of the Greek Historian Hippocrates (460-370 BC), who believed certain human behaviors were caused by body fluids (called "humors"): blood, [yellow] bile, black bile, and phlegm.