Public health in roman times

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  • Public health in Roman Britain
    • Public baths
      • Social: they were a place for people to meet
        • Hygiene: they provided the means for people to keep clean
          • Excersise: they provided  a place where people could keep fit
            • Medical: they believed the waters had healing powers.
    • Roman society
      • 1. Government. Made central decisions. Raised taxes to pay for projects.
        • 2.Army. Needed good standard of public health. During peacetime, they built, baths, sewers
          • 3.Communications. Good quality of roads therefore more communication. Knowledge and ideas spread as people travelled.


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