How effective was medicine in Roman Britain?

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  • How effective was medicine in Roman Britain?
    • Healers and Training
      • Doctors
        • There was a lot of quack doctors-anyone could claim they was a doctor. They would train by shadowing another.
      • Hippocrates made it clear a high standard was to be kept by doctors.
      • Hospitals for soldiers
    • Ideas about Cause of Disease
      • Gods and Spirits
        • The theories that God sent illness as a punishment.
      • The Four Humours
        • Galen said and imbalance of humours caused disease
    • Treatment and Prevention of illness
      • Women and Mothers (Treatment)
        • Herbal remedies (Treatments)
      • Praying and religion
        • Wearing a charm to ward of evil spirits (prevent)
        • Praying to Gods such as Asclepius-God of healing (treatments)
        • Visit a temple to see priests for advice.
        • Priests would encourage bathes, eat, exercise and rest. (Treatments)
      • Hippocrates ideas
        • Rest, gentle exercise and a light diet. (Treatments)
      • Galens theories
        • Similar to Hippocrates but he liked to intefere with the body through disections and bleeding (Treatments)
    • Public Health
      • Features of Public Health systems.
        • Fresh water  > Aqueducts > Water Pipe > Reservoirs > Fountains > Baths > forts > latrines > homes > sewers.
      • Did Public Health schemes help?
        • Yes: kept people hygienic to an extent, there was a large supply of fresh water pumped into towns
        • No: small villages did not get water, few houses recieved water, poor water flow lead to spread of disease, water in the baths were changed weekly, toilets emptied into rivers.
      • Romans needed healthy soldiers to keep control of empier
  • Women
    • Healers and Training
      • Doctors
        • There was a lot of quack doctors-anyone could claim they was a doctor. They would train by shadowing another.
      • Hippocrates made it clear a high standard was to be kept by doctors.
      • Hospitals for soldiers
  • Hippocrates Oath

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    Chloe Brown

    This is so helpful, thank you so much!

    emily

    thank you millions! :)

    Cherry

    This is so useful... everything you need for Roman Britain in a nutshell! :D

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