OCR, History, Medicine, Through, Time, Unit 2 Egyptian Medicine

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HISTORY OF MEDICINE ­ EGYPTIAN MEDICINE

Background

The first major civilisation which developed into a specialized society
where trades were based on through generations.
Developed methods of calculation and writing which greatly helped
medical progress.
Polytheists ­ believed in many gods who ultimately controlled everything
by both causing illness and…

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Egyptian religion encouraged cleanliness and so people kept clean for
religion and comfort rather than health.
Mosquito nets were used for comfort when in fact they prevented the
spread of malaria.
Water was too valuable to use in toilets, so slaves carried excrement into
fields to be used for manure.…

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