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  • Romans.
    • Roman explanation of  Disease.
      • Four Humours: Just like Greeks they believed in the imbalance of humours.
      • Gods: Just like roman's they believed in Asclepius.
      • Dirty Water: New idea by Romans that dirty water caused disease but they did not know how.
    • Improved Surgery.
      • Better tools for surgery.
      • Opium, to help numb pain. Little effect on severe pain.
      • Army Hospitals:Helped surgeons help soldiers.
    • Factor's Which Helped Progress.
      • Big cities: Cities were crowded which lead to quick build up of dirt + disease.
      • Communication: Built roads - Medical idea's were spread fast.
      • Alexandria: Captured from greeks, found store of medical collection.
      • War -  Surgery Improved.
      • Wealth: Empire was rich therefore  money for health improvements.
      • Government:Kept the army healthy
    • Galen.
      • Idea's Which he copied from Hippocrates.
        • Natural treatments.
        • Four Humours Theory
        • Observing + recording.
      • Idea's Which he came up with.
        • Treatment of Opposites : Winter ( Cold + wet) Feed Chilli ( hot + dry)
        • Dissection : Galen told people to dissect the body
        • Galen's Book, Recorded His discoveries on Anatomy which was challenged in the Renaissance.
        • HOWEVER. Galen made mistakes about body since he dissected Animals.
    • Roman Public Health.
      • Build Public Health system since they knew dirty water caused disease + Cities were crowded.
      • Before: People did not understand the importance of being clean.
      • They Built Water and Public Health systems.
        • Fountains to provide fresh water
        • Aqueducts: Bring Fresh Water.
        • Sewers: To take waste away.
        • Latrines: Public toilets flushed with water.
        • Public  Baths for Cleanliness


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