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To remind ourselves of the even deeper connection between the elements and the balance of fluids and vapors in the human body, perceived by many of those who thought or wrote about medicine, we might turn to Hippocrates, who lived closer to the Mediterranean Sea than the Indian Ocean, but whose ideas, nonetheless, circulated in various languages and forms across the region. 90 According to Hippocrates, the features of the landscape, the qualities of the waters, and the direction and strength of the winds all affect the 28 Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye health of the people.
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