Treatment of the sick

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  • How the ill were treated at different times
    • Prehistoric
      • Rational
        • They would set bones using mud.
      • Irrational
        • The use of herbs.
        • Trepanning
        • Evil Spirits
      • Very little is known about prehistoric people as they couldn't write there documents down.
    • Egyptian
      • Rational
        • Diagnosis
          • Observing the patient and recognising their symptoms.
        • They thought the body was full of channels.
          • If the channels were blocked they would use vomiting, purging and bleeding to clear the passages.
        • They knew diet was important.
      • Irrational
        • Amulets
        • Charms
        • Rituals
        • Gods
          • Sekhmet - sent and cured epidemics.
          • Thoth was the God who gave doctors the power to cure people.
          • Imhotep was adopted as the God of healing.
    • Greek
      • Irrational
      • Rational
        • Greek Philosophers started to explain things more rationally.
        • Hippocratic Doctors
          • They thought that illness was an imbalance of elements.
          • They encouraged the use of a four step method.
            • Step 1 - Diagnosis - study the symptoms.
            • Step 2 - Prognosis - Consider and Predict.
            • Step 3 - Observation - Observe, Note and Compare.
            • Step 4 - Treatment - Treat with Confidence.
        • Aristotle developed the Hippocratic balance of elements to suggest that the body was made up of four fluids or humours - blood phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. These were linked to the four seasons and the four elements.
    • Roman
      • Rational
        • Four Humours
        • Treatment of opposites
      • Irrational
        • Spirits
        • Asclepion
    • Medieval
      • Rational
        • Urine Samples
        • Doctors
        • Four Humours
      • Irrational
        • Supersition
        • Magic
        • Prayer and Penitence
        • Astrology
        • Positioning of Planets
        • Certain "words"
    • Renaissance
      • Rational
        • Observation
        • Four Humours
        • Treatment of opposites
      • Irrational
  • Irrational
    • Supersition
    • Magic
    • Prayer and Penitence
    • Astrology
    • Positioning of Planets
    • Certain "words"

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