Prehistoric Medicine

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  • Prehistory
    • Nomadic
      • Did not settle in one place
        • No need for it
          • No sewers or hospitals
      • No consistency
        • No observations
    • No written communication
      • No passing of ideas
      • Nothing remembered
      • Building up skills to survive
        • Trial and error
    • Supernatural beliefs
      • Spirits controlled life, death, disease & health
      • Spiritual rituatls
      • Witch doctor dominated medicine
    • Body and disease
      • Cannabalism
        • Inner working of the body/flesh
      • Functions of body determined by spirits
    • Surgery
      • Setting broken bones using mud
      • Trepanning / Trephining
        • Knocking a hole in the skull to release evil spirits
          • Spirits controlled life, death, disease & health
        • Relieving headaches
      • Some surgeries were successful
    • Diagnoses & Treatment
      • No primary evidence
        • Likely they knew little
        • Aborigines
      • Herbs
      • Spiritual rituals for healing
        • Shamans and witch doctors would preform the ritual
    • Aborigines
      • Useful as observations for what prehistory was like
      • Australian
      • Bury waste far away from camp
    • Public Health
      • Little or none
      • No need for it
        • No sewers or hospitals
      • No personal health
      • No links between dirt and disease

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