Medicine Through Time Resource Pack

A VERY detailed resources pack for medicine through time. A lot of info included, with exercise sheets. NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!

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Medicine through Time Resource Pack


2 Ancient Medicine
3 Egyptian Medicine
4 Asklepios and Hippocrates
5 Greek Medicine
6 Roman Medicine
7 Roman Public Health
8 Galen
910 The impact of the Dark Ages
1112 Muslim and Christian Medicine
1314 Why was the Renaissance important?
1516 Vesalius, Paré…

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30 Factors of Change
3132 Famous people

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Medicine in Prehistoric Times

How much do you know about Prehistoric medicine?

True False

1 Doctors were trained in prehistoric times.

2 Prehistoric man believed that spirits controlled their world evil ones caused disease.

3 Prehistoric man believed that illness had spiritual causes.

4 War was an important factor of…

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25 Because they thought disease had a spiritual cause, they prayed to their gods for a cure.

26 Prehistoric people extracted teeth.

27 They used spells to drive out the evil spirit and let the person get well again.

28 They also used charms and spells to stop them from…

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Match up the beginnings with the middle and ends of each statement.

1 Egyptians believed in an It was wives and mothers who This meant that they were
after life in which you would have had knowledge of able to build up knowledge
would need your body. herbs and spells.…

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9 Sekhmet, the goddess of The Egyptians began to build They probably gained
war. She caused and large towns and so developed knowledge of the treatment
cured epidemics and forms of public health for the of wounds from warfare.
some of her priests were first time.
also doctors.

10 Most…

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11 He put forward the idea of the four humours.

12 He had temples built to him.

13 He had great influence on Galen.

14 He recommended observation and the keeping of records.

15 He is a mythical figure who may have lived in Ancient Greece.

16 His ideas led…

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Greek Medicine

How did medicine change in Ancient Greece? Which of the following developed in Ancient Greece?

1 The belief that disease had natural causes

2 The first use of inoculation

3 The first books that recorded medical evidence

4 The understanding that a simple, healthy lifestyle was important


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16 The creation of a body of specifically medical textbooks

17 The appreciation that observation of patients symptoms was important

18 Emphasis on the need for cleanliness

19 Training for nurses

20 The first effective drainage systems

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Roman Medicine

Why was Roman medicine very effective?

Which of the following were true of medical developments in Roman times?

1 There were public baths in all Roman cities

2 Trained surgeons could deal with battlefield wounds.

3 The Romans gained medical knowledge from the Greeks.

4 Romans did not…


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