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Ancient Medicine

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Pre-History

Prehistoric people were Nomadic. They hunted for food - Hunter-Gatherers.

THEY DID NOT WRITE - No knowledge could be passed on except verbally.

Trephinning was to release evil spirits. Many cures were spiritual:

  • Beads
  • Dancing and ceromonies

MEDICINE MAN dealt with 'supernatural' problems, he:

  • Sang and chanted.
  • Put patients into a trance.
  • Used a quartz.

WHEN SPIRITS ENTERED THE BODY YOU BECAME ILL

 

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