ROMAN ( up to AD 476 )

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  • ROMAN ( up to AD 476 )
    • HOSPITALS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
      • purpose built for army - small wards - nor for general public
      • from 200 AD, some small hospitals - to care for the elderly
      • the gov built and maintained sewers, aqueducts and public baths
    • TRAINING
      • educated in hippocrates ad later in galen
      • taught to observe and record symptoms
      • galen conducted dissections
    • CAUSES OF DISEASE
      • theory of four humours: imbalanced humours = illness
      • galen's theory of opposites
      • miasma
    • TREATMENTSAND CURES
      • purging, praying to Salus, wearing charms etc
      • natural remedies (poppy juice, honey, onion juice)
      • treated by paterfamilias in wealthy families and physicians
    • STATUS OF WOMEN IN MEDICINE
      • main carers in poorer families
      • some were doctors e.g. Antiochus
    • KEY INDIVIDUALS
      • Hippocrates
      • GALEN

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