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PREHISTORY
Before 3000BC
SUMMARY Very little evidence remains. Some skulls and cave paintings have
survived Comparisons can be made with present day primitive societies e.g.
aboriginal life Lived as nomads - hunter gatherers No written language
Supernatural causes for unexplained events would have discouraged
investigation or experimentation so medical development…

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ANATOMY & SURGERY Trephining / trepanning to let out evil spirits.
Re-growth of bones
suggests that some survived the operation. Simple surgery such as encasing
arms or legs in clay to repair
broken bones. Possible that trances were used as an anaesthetic.
PUBLIC HEALTH & WELFARE We know very little…

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ANCIENT EGYPT
3000BC-400BC
SUMMARY
Settled to live around the river Nile, they grew crops and reared animals rather
than
live as hunter-gatherers. This had a big impact on medicine. They still
believed in the power of spirits and gods but they also started to try to
understand and to control…

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(laxatives)
the channels of the body
Personal hygiene was important, they bathed, changed their clothes regularly
and some shaved their heads.

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PREHISTORY
Before 3000BC
SUMMARY Very little evidence remains. Some skulls and cave paintings have
survived Comparisons can be made with present day primitive societies e.g.
aboriginal life Lived as nomads - hunter gatherers No written language
Supernatural causes for unexplained events would have discouraged
investigation or experimentation so medical development…

Page 5

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Page 6

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ANATOMY & SURGERY Trephining / trepanning to let out evil spirits.
Re-growth of bones
suggests that some survived the operation. Simple surgery such as encasing
arms or legs in clay to repair
broken bones. Possible that trances were used as an anaesthetic.
PUBLIC HEALTH & WELFARE We know very little…

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ANCIENT EGYPT
3000BC-400BC
SUMMARY
Settled to live around the river Nile, they grew crops and reared animals rather
than
live as hunter-gatherers. This had a big impact on medicine. They still
believed in the power of spirits and gods but they also started to try to
understand and to control…

Page 9

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(laxatives)
the channels of the body
Personal hygiene was important, they bathed, changed their clothes regularly
and some shaved their heads.

Page 10

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