Religion: Medicine

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  • Religion
    • Roman Medicine
      • Holy Springs at Public Baths to make offerings
        • People thought water had healing properties
      • Disease caused by supernatural reasons
        • Disease was sent by Gods
      • Many visited temple to make offerings.
      • Salas God of Health
    • Middle Ages
      • Trainee Doctors/ Surgeons banned from going to Alexandria for dissections
        • Belief that the Human Body should not be interfered with
      • "Care not cure"
        • The Church thought that people should follow Jesus' teaching about caring for others
      • Patients treated at monasteries rather than hospitals
        • Priests appointed more than doctors
      • Idea that disease and illness was a PUNISHMENT FROM GOD
        • FLAGELLANT used to whip themselves in order to get rid of illness
        • 1348 BLACK DEATH
          • God sent it as punishment
      • Public Baths banned due to religious view points
        • Women and men shouldn't be naked together
      • Downfall of Roma Empire lead to the increase of power of the Church
        • Religion overpowered all other aspects of life
        • Followed Galen's theories
          • Galen stated that the body has a soul of which shouldn't be interfered with
      • People carried around LUCKY CHARMS
        • Superstitious rituals such as rubbing snail juice on eyes to cure blindness
      • Treatments consisted of people praying and going on pilgrimages
      • Church banned books, they didn't want people to read
      • Doctors has superstitious beliefs as well
      • Astrology
        • Consulted zodiac charts
          • Doctors has superstitious beliefs as well
    • The Renaissance
      • Decline in the Church's authority
        • Formation of the ROYAL SOCIETY
        • Due to the reformation
          • More people started challenging existing beliefs and religious ideas
            • The Renaissance
              • Decline in the Church's authority
                • Formation of the ROYAL SOCIETY
                • Due to the reformation
                  • More people started challenging existing beliefs and religious ideas
                • Idea of dissection still seen as bad
                  • Vesalius had to STEAL dead bodies of criminals
                  • However, growing acceptance of dissections
                    • people thought physicians should do dissections of the human body for themselves
                • Belief that God caused illness and disease still existed
                • Reduced the influence of the Church and Religion
                  • more scientific approach to medicine
                • Many doctors still stuck to the SAME BELIEFfS
                  • PLAGUE EPIDEMIC 1665 same treatment methods used as in the BLACK DEATH
                • Many people still believed that their lives were affected by supernatural events
        • Idea of dissection still seen as bad
          • Vesalius had to STEAL dead bodies of criminals
          • However, growing acceptance of dissections
            • people thought physicians should do dissections of the human body for themselves
        • Belief that God caused illness and disease still existed
        • Reduced the influence of the Church and Religion
          • more scientific approach to medicine
        • Many doctors still stuck to the SAME BELIEFfS
          • PLAGUE EPIDEMIC 1665 same treatment methods used as in the BLACK DEATH
        • Many people still believed that their lives were affected by supernatural events
      • Industrial Revolution
        • Scientific period
        • Enabled two belief systems at the same time
          • People believed in religion and science
        • Knowledge of Germs
          • Louis Pasteur's GERM THEORY

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