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    • Romans
      • Galen and Hippocrates discovered and developed the "four humours theory" / "theory of opposites"
        • New advances were made in Public Health like Aqueducts, Public Baths. Public Latrines and sewers
          • The Romans made the link between health and hygiene but focused on prevention rather than cure
    • Middle Ages
      • Black death was a big killer in this era.
      • Miasma theory was popular
      • Back to back housing caused disease to spread faster
    • Renaissance
      • Universities began to make schools of medicine.
      • They conducted experiments and made observations.
        • William Harvey proved that blood was not burnt up in the body and there was only one set amount.
          • He also discovered circulation
            • Renaissance
              • Universities began to make schools of medicine.
              • They conducted experiments and made observations.
                • William Harvey proved that blood was not burnt up in the body and there was only one set amount.
                  • He also discovered circulation
                • Andreas Versalius proved some anatomic structures of the human body. He proved that the jaw was made up of one piece and not two.
        • Andreas Versalius proved some anatomic structures of the human body. He proved that the jaw was made up of one piece and not two.
      • Industrial Revelution
        • John Snow discovered an outbreak of Cholera
          • He drew a map to map out the mysterious deaths of the locals. He discovered that a water pump
            • 1900-Present
              • The NHS was founded and this allowed people to have free treatments, however it was costly to the government so not everything was free.
                • Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin when experimenting on some cultures of bacteria
                  • Louis pasteur discovered Pasteurisation when he was seeing why an Alehouse's beer was going sour
    • They focused on fitness rather than health and disease
      • They Discovered new treatments like bloodletting
        • Galen and Hippocrates discovered and developed the "four humours theory" / "theory of opposites"
          • New advances were made in Public Health like Aqueducts, Public Baths. Public Latrines and sewers
            • The Romans made the link between health and hygiene but focused on prevention rather than cure
        • They used ideas from all over the empire.
    • Churches had lots of power.
      • Churches dictated which pieces of medical information was to be copied into books as the monks were the only ones who could read and write.
        • There were four different types of hospitals , however most were ruled by the church and did not give out treatments
          • Middle Ages
            • Black death was a big killer in this era.
            • Miasma theory was popular
            • Back to back housing caused disease to spread faster
    • Edward Jenner studied Milk Maids to see why they were not catching smallpox. He discovered that they were catching Cowpox (a weaker version of smallpox) and this was making their body immune to Smallpox. He then discovered vaccination using this information
      • Industrial Revelution
        • John Snow discovered an outbreak of Cholera
          • He drew a map to map out the mysterious deaths of the locals. He discovered that a water pump
            • 1900-Present
              • The NHS was founded and this allowed people to have free treatments, however it was costly to the government so not everything was free.
                • Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin when experimenting on some cultures of bacteria
                  • Louis pasteur discovered Pasteurisation when he was seeing why an Alehouse's beer was going sour

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