fluidism


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fluidism

a theory that accounts for all diseases as related to the state of the fluids in the body. — fluidist, n.
See also: Disease and Illness
the belief in the existence of an invisible “fluidic” body corresponding to one’s physical body. — fluidist, n.
See also: Spirits and Spiritualism
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For example, in 1839-1840, Henry Ancell, surgeon to the Western Dispensary in London, discussed the rise of fluidism in a historical survey of the physiology and pathology of animal fluids given at the school of anatomy adjoining St.