ROMAN MEDICINE

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  • ROMAN MEDICINE
  • Treatments
    • ROMAN MEDICINE
    • Votives
    • Ointments from the market
  • Herbal remedies
    • Treatments
      • Votives
      • Ointments from the market
  • Doctors
    • Beliefs
      • Most people had supernatural beliefs towards illness
        • Beliefs
        • Surgery
          • Public Health
            • Galen
              • He was first a surgeon at gladiator school
              • Most of his ideas were correct but some were wrong as he applied his knowledge about animals to humans
            • Baths
              • Public Health
                • Baths were very popular and in them were fitness centres and different baths. This kept people both clean and entertained
              • Mostly natural, some worked
                • Herbal remedies
                • Real doctors were well trained but others were con men trying to make money
                  • Doctors
                  • They were clay or metal models of parts of the body. You could buy a votive for whichever part of your body that hurt, and take it to a temple to pray for a cure
                    • Salesmen sold treatments that often did not work
                      • They made advances in surgery due to the fact that they had so many injured soldiers so their skills were constantly being tested
                        • Surgery
                        • He followed the ideas of Hippocrates and discovered new information about anatomy through dissection
                          • Galen
                            • He was first a surgeon at gladiator school
                            • Most of his ideas were correct but some were wrong as he applied his knowledge about animals to humans
                        • They relied mostly on preventive medicine
                          • They drained swamps, built aqueducts, built toilets and sewage systems
                            • Baths were very popular and in them were fitness centres and different baths. This kept people both clean and entertained
                            • Although, many poor Romans lived in poor areas where disease spread easily
                              • Baths

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