These last were the very earliest advocates of the humoral pathology.
The humoral theory of Sydenham, and the threefold action supposed by Broussais, were further advances in the right direction.
humoral theories, less easy to test, preserved an appearance of generality and were easily admitted.
Soon after that, Behring discovered antitoxins, and this seemed to favour the chemical or humoral theory of immunity.
These diseases were those of a humoral type, especially such as are characterized by issues and ulcers.
These results having been established, it seemed as if the last rampart of the humoral theory had been taken by storm.
According to humoral doctrine, fever demanded a purging, not the intake of additional substances.
Galen strictly followed Hippocrates in the latter's humoral theory of pathology, and also in therapeutics to a great extent.
Those were the days of humoral pathology, when disturbances of secretion were supposed to be the basis of all disease.
Then came the great "humoral" or "vital fluid" theory of disease which ruled during the Middle Ages.
humoral hu·mor·al (hyōō'mər-əl)
Relating to body fluids, especially serum.
Relating to or arising from any of the bodily humors.