Prehistoric medicine

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  • Prehistoric Medicine 20,000BC-3,000BC
    • Trephining
      • Hole bored in the skull using a flint cutting tool.
      • used to treat headaches and epilepsy because it was believed they needed to let the bad spirits out.
    • Amulets
      • You would wear this around your neck to keep bad spirits away
      • It would contain fieces, fingernails and other vile smelling things to keep bad spirits away.
    • medicine man
      • Dances around an ill person and holds up a quartz crystal which is believed to capture the bad spirits
      • This only works because of the placebo effect
    • inside injuries were beleived to be supernatural causes
      • Whereas visible injuries were treated well. Such as a broken arm was put in clay (a cast)

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