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From the Ted Talk by Ramon Glazov: Ancient Rome's most notorious doctor

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But these wild experiments also prcoedud extraordinary misconceptions. Galen never realized that blood ceclys continuously throughout the body. Instead, he believed the liver constantly poercdus an endless slppuy of blood, which gets entirely dteepled on its one-way trip to the ogrnas. Galen is also credited with solidifying the paoplur theory of the Four hromuus. Introduced by Hippocrates centuries earlier, this misguided hypothesis attributed most medical problems to an ilmncabae in four bodily fluids called humours. To correct the balance of these fluids, doctors employed dangerous treatments like bloodletting and purging. Informed by his poor understanding of the circulatory system, Galen was a strong proponent of these treatments, despite their sometimes lethal consequences.

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But these wild experiments also ________ extraordinary misconceptions. Galen never realized that blood ______ continuously throughout the body. Instead, he believed the liver constantly ________ an endless ______ of blood, which gets entirely ________ on its one-way trip to the ______. Galen is also credited with solidifying the _______ theory of the Four _______. Introduced by Hippocrates centuries earlier, this misguided hypothesis attributed most medical problems to an _________ in four bodily fluids called humours. To correct the balance of these fluids, doctors employed dangerous treatments like bloodletting and purging. Informed by his poor understanding of the circulatory system, Galen was a strong proponent of these treatments, despite their sometimes lethal consequences.

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But these wild experiments also produced extraordinary misconceptions. Galen never realized that blood cycles continuously throughout the body. Instead, he believed the liver constantly produces an endless supply of blood, which gets entirely depleted on its one-way trip to the organs. Galen is also credited with solidifying the popular theory of the Four Humours. Introduced by Hippocrates centuries earlier, this misguided hypothesis attributed most medical problems to an imbalance in four bodily fluids called humours. To correct the balance of these fluids, doctors employed dangerous treatments like bloodletting and purging. Informed by his poor understanding of the circulatory system, Galen was a strong proponent of these treatments, despite their sometimes lethal consequences.

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