Medicine Through Time Revision Pack

Hey everyone, i made this revision back, from prehistoric medicine all the way to modernday medicine, i hope this helps, give me your comments and feedback.

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Prehistoric medicine
Definition of Prehistoric: A time before written evidence

They could not therefore pass on medical knowledge beyond that which could be remembered.

However, many of the prehistoric peoples that survive seem to have built up a system of skills and
behaviours that keeps them healthy in their environment,…

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Egyptian Medicine



Factors affecting progress in Egyptian Medicine - progress

1) They had a settled way of life, living in one place within the community
2) They developed a new way of writing and were able to write down ideas and findings
on papyrus scrolls
3) There ships travelled to…

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Religious Beliefs

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Greek Medicine

Aseclepius - Greek God of Healing Snake/serpent symbol

Ascelpion ­ Temple of the Greek God Asclepius built in quiet places. It might have baths,
gymnasium and stadium as well as temples of worship

Panacea and Hygeia ­ Aseclepius' daughters who helped him heal the sick

Why visit an…

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Hippocrates

Father of modern medicine ­ very important
Questioned old superstitious ideas
Turned medicine more into a science
Wrote books on detailed lists of symptoms and treatments
Hippocratic Oath ­ code of conduct for doctors, high standard to
benefit patients not doctors
Clinical observation ­ encourages doctors to use natural…

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What weren't the Greeks good at?

Public health and hygiene ­ lived in cramped houses in narrow streets, poor water
and sewage facilities
Anatomy and physiology ­ no information in the Hippocratic writings other than the
main organs being describe, dissection was banned
Surgery regarded as an inferior trade, manual…

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This is a great summary for Medicine through time! Thanks for putting it up ;-)

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