Ancient Greece PH,S+A TOD

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  • Ancient Greece
    • public health
      • there were no sewers or running water
      • many rich greeks followed a health program
        • this included maintaining temperature , cleaning excersising and healthy eating
          • this was closely linked to the four humours and changed every season
          • Hippocrates accepted that ordinary people or poor  people may not be able to have such a routine and would be unhealthy( or less healthy)
      • as time went on some asclepions became gyms baths and stadiums as medicine was more accepted
    • surgery and anatomy
      • in Alexandria doctors could dissect people. With this they discovered the brain and began challenging the belief that the heart controlled the body
        • btw bbc spells asclepion askelpion so be careful
      • greek doctors learned to observe human anatomy and recorded it and spread their ideas worldwide
      • discovered blood moves through veins
        • in Alexandria doctors could dissect people. With this they discovered the brain and began challenging the belief that the heart controlled the body
          • btw bbc spells asclepion askelpion so be careful
      • doctors became experts in practical first aid due to war
        • they learned about setting broken and dislocated bones
        • they had no anaesthetics and only herbal antiseptics
    • treatment of disease
      • Hippocrates created the 4 humours theory
        • he noticed patients symptons varied with seasons
        • he also created the Hippocratic oath so doctors couldn't incorrectly diagnose people for money
          • steered people away from supernatural causes
            • recorded lists of symptoms and treatments to easily diagnose people
            • he noticed patients symptons varied with seasons
            • he encouraged people to educate themselves and use natural treatments
              • he published a book called airs water and places to suggest disease was caused environmentally. the four humours was created to treat this
        • recorded lists of symptoms and treatments to easily diagnose people
      • there were still many religious believers who used supernatural methods
        • asclepions
          • were made in early greek times as medicine was still in its early stages
        • they believed some gods cured and some gods caused disease
      • greek philosophers hypothesised that prayers were useless against illness and epilepsy was not caused by god
    • factors
      • religion created asclepions
      • key individual : hippocrates
      • good trade links
      • great communication with other countries
        • developed phonetic form of writing
      • war helped doctors paractice
      • Greece developed in states and had multiple governments
        • some were democratic some were dictatorships and some were ruled by military
        • very wealthy due to all the social activities (plays sport drama comedy)

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