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Medicine over time
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Key factors and words
Factor Example
· Continuity ­ when things don't Religion Medieval church leaders forced doctors to follow
change Galen's 2nd century methods
Chance Paré found better treatment for wounds when we ran
· Change ­ when things become out of oil for cauterization
different Individuals Robert Koch identified microbes and carefully
studied how they caused diseases
· Chance ­ when something
Government Pubic health led to cleaner healthier
which hasn't been predicted living conditions
happens War Wars in Europe after collapse of Rome led to loss of
medical knowledge
· Progress ­ change which leads Education During collapse of Rome many libraries destroyed
to improvements
Communicati Egyptians desire for travel and trade led to new
· Regress ­ change which leads ons plants being found and used in medicine
to decline Technology Invention of x ray led to detection of many illnesses
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The theory of the 4 humours
· 4 humours were blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile
· If humours were in balanced then a person was healthy
· If the humour were unbalanced a person was ill
· Greeks believed everything was made up of 4 elements,
which were air, water, fire and earth
· They also linked the reasons with the elements
· The idea of the 4 humours led to the Greeks to d
everything in moderation o keep the humours blanked
· If a person was sneezing and had a runny nose in the
winter this meant that they have too much phlegm in their
· This meant that people started to look for more natural
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Progress and regress in Ancient Greece
Progress Regress
· They developed surgical tools · Not able to get medical care
· Encouraged people to live · Charms and prayers were still
health lifestyles used by many
· Greeks' recorded case studies · Lots of Greeks visited
· When observing patients Asclepions
· Used wine and vinegar to treat · Theory of 4 humours would
wounds, they didn't know but continue to be accepted for the
both of these were basic next 1500 years preventing
antiseptics people from looking for the true
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