Prehistoric Medicine

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  • Created on: 26-04-14 12:34
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  • Prehistoric Medicine
    • Who treated the sick?
      • Women - family remedies using herbs
      • Medicine man - charms/chanting
      • Spirits 'caused illness' if you have been 'bad'
    • Causes of death
      • Infections
      • Diseases - no germ theory
      • Surgery - difficult to stop bleeding
      • War
      • Food shortages/ poor diet
    • Treatments and Surgery
      • Setting broken bones
      • Family remedies using natural ingredients such as herbs
      • Trephining - cutting a hole in the skull to 'release evil spirits'
      • Only operated on obvious injuries - not internal injures




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