OCR, History, Medicine, Through, Time, Unit 1 Greek Medicine

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Greeks used religion to explain the mysteries of nature such as the god of
fire, Hephaestos causing volcanoes.
Science, Philosophy and Maths were important to the Greeks and they used
these to replace supernatural explanations with new rational ideas.

Cause and Cure of…

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In Alexandria, although there had been great advances in anatomy, there
were still no anaesthetic or antibiotics, so although more complicated
operations were conducted patients were more likely to die than survive.

Public Health

The Greeks believed that exercising and a good diet would lead to a
healthy life and…


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