Doctoring in ancient Greece

by:Debbie Engelberg

Some cures doctors in ancient Greece did made the patients more sick. For example, doctors sprayed parfume on their patients to see what disease the person has. Another example was making people bleed into cups thinking the sickness could go away. The patients just got weaker.The way doctors could diagnose problems sometimes caused even more problems. If someone drank wine just for doctors to siagnose the problem, it could make everything much wouse like addiction... Lung diseases and the plague were very common in ancient Greece. Gods got a lot of thank yous for getting cured.