Medicine - Post Roman

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  • Medicine - Post Roman
    • Middle Ages
      • Causes of disease
        • God
        • Unbalance of the four humours
        • Bad air or 'miasma'
        • Witch craft
        • Jewish Community
          • The Jews were judged on their unusal fashion trend
        • Astrology
          • If the planets were out of balance, illness w
      • Domination of the Church
        • Read Galen
          • His theories supported the ideology of the church
        • Had the only books
        • If you wanted to be a doctor, you had to go through the church
        • Stopped the spread of knowledge
          • If you devised a new theory, you questioned the laws Christianity
      • Collapse of the Roman Empire
        • Resulted in war between newly devised nations and tribes
        • Public health system was destroyed
        • The Churches possessed books on Galen's work
        • Famine
        • Overall regression
        • No centralised governments
        • Due to 50 years of political instability
          • After the battle of Adrianople, the Roman Empire was spli, after the execution of their emporer.
      • The Black Death
        • Last major outbreak was in 1666
        • Spread by the oriental rat flea
        • Arrived in Britain in summer 1348
        • Consumed Britain in 1351
          • All apart from Scotland as they weere feuding with the English and had closed their borders
        • Population of England went from 4 million to 2.5 million
        • In Europe, 1 in 10 died due to the plague
        • Cures included burning the belongings of victims, killing the area's dogs and cats and herbal remedies
        • Day 1 - Buboes   Day 2 - Fever  Day 3 - Bleeding under the skin   Day 4 - Nervous spasms, Day 5 - Buboes burst
      • Treatments
        • Bleeding
        • Chicken or frog under the armpits
        • Bags of lavender
        • Butter on the buboes
      • Public Health
        • Open sewers and cess pits
        • Fines were imposed for anyone chucking waste into the street
        • Butchers had to cut their meat in a designated area
          • Fined for throwing blood/ waste meat into the streets
        • Bath four times a year
    • Renaissance
      • Vesalius
        • Born in Brusells in 1514
        • Stole a criminal's corpse as a young boy
          • Criminals were not buried in church graveyards
        • Studied Medicine in Paris and Italy
          • Met artists who studied skeletons and bodies in order to make their work more realistic
        • BEFORE VESALIUS
          • Galen's theories were 'completely accurate'
            • Had been in place for hundreds of years
          • Noone could challenge his ideas
        • Dissected on humans, as this was allowed in Italy
        • Wrote 'Fabric of the Human Body'
        • Discovered that thejaw was in one part, not two
        • Found out that the septum in the heart is a thick wall and does not 'leak blood'
      • William Harvey
        • Born in Kent in 1578
        • Went to Cambridge University to study medicine
        • Worked as a doctor in London and later went on to be a lecturer
        • Wrote 'An Anatomical Account of the motion of Heart and Blood in 1657
        • Discovered the circulatory system
          • The heart pumps the blood around the body
        • Dissected live cold blooded anmals
          • Their hearts beat slowly allowing him to see each muscle moving
        • Dissected dead bodies and conducted research battlefield (English Civil War)
        • Travelled to Italy to gain knowledge
  • Vesalius
    • Born in Brusells in 1514
    • Stole a criminal's corpse as a young boy
      • Criminals were not buried in church graveyards
    • Studied Medicine in Paris and Italy
      • Met artists who studied skeletons and bodies in order to make their work more realistic
    • BEFORE VESALIUS
      • Galen's theories were 'completely accurate'
        • Had been in place for hundreds of years
      • Noone could challenge his ideas
    • Dissected on humans, as this was allowed in Italy
    • Wrote 'Fabric of the Human Body'
    • Discovered that thejaw was in one part, not two
    • Found out that the septum in the heart is a thick wall and does not 'leak blood'

Comments

M. Clarke


Not even finished. Oh dear.

R.Perkins


Says you! You haven't even finished your first one!

M. Clarke


NOOO!! IM MELTING!!! Or at least something like that. (And no Lewis (who is sitting next to me) I am not the Wicked Witch of the West)

R.Perkins


Correction 1: I'm

Correction 2: No multiple exclamation marks please

Correction 3: No sentence should being with 'And' - it shows a lack of intelligence

Correction 4: Wicked Witch of the West belongs to the film the 'Wizard of Oz' and the use of this name requires authorisation from the company who produced the motion picture.

M. Clarke

Correction 1: being to begin....

Correction 2: You forgot the shouting

Issue 57656798: You are whiny and self obsessed (According to Lewis (who is still sitting next to me) and others)

R.Perkins

Correction 1: Shut up

Correction 2: Shouting isn't abnormal for you

With regards to said issue, that is a matter of opinion, not fact...

M. Clarke


Correction 1 over-riding Rachel.post[2].Correction.1: Matthew is brilliant

Correction 2 over-riding Rachel.post[2].Correction.2: Shouting is abnormal for me

Correction 3: Fact, not opinion, accoriding to a board of three verified peers

R.Perkins


Correction 1: In your dreams! ;)

Correction 2: Yeah... right...

Correction 3: Are they registered barristers in the court of law?

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