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Romans (400bc 500ad)





The Romans established the greatest empire of the Ancient world, and were
intensely practical men of action. They respected the Greeks for their culture and
learning, but distrusted their doctors, and preferred more concrete methods of
health care, such as public health systems, rather than the theories…

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Romans (400bc 500ad)


`Germs' - primitive idea about germs (`tiny creatures') in
swamps causing disease. But they failed to investigate this
idea, or apply it to other areas of medicine. Physical ideas -
Galen accepted and developed the idea of the four
humours.

Cure Supernatural - praying to gods, visiting…

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