Religion - medicine

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  • Created on: 04-03-19 17:00
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  • Religion and superstition
    • supernatural + astrology
      • supposed cause of illness during black death 1348
      • stemmed from egyptian, roman and greek views
      • many doctors consulted the stars when treating patients, saying magical words.
    • Christianity
      • church forbid dissections
        • could never challenge galens belief on anatomy
      • believed in creating good hygiene hospitals for the sick
    • Islam
      • muslim hospitals were better developed than christian hospitals
      • The Quran supported scientific discovery
      • Avicenna - canon of medicine
      • alchemy - used distillation which helped the development of drugs


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