prehistory disease and infection

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  • Disease and infection - prehistory
    • they used spells which they believed would drive out the evil spirits and let the person get well agian
    • they also used charms and spells to stop them getting ill in the first place
    • many groups of people had someone special a "shaman" or "witch doctor" to apply these treatments.
    • None of this worked. The medical knowledge they had did not help people get better but the treatments didn't make anyone worse. life expectancy was low and people died young


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