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Medical Knowledge

What factors caused progress?
Technology
Improvements in the hardness and strenght of materials helped make better medical instruments

 Communication                                          
The development of papyrus meant that ideas and methods could be written down and studied

 Trade. Ideas. Communication 
Trade and travel brought new ideas and meant that different herbs became avaliable

 Money
Wealthier people could employ doctors

 Individuals. Money
The Greeks especially were fascinated by the world and why things happened. They wanted to find out more. Wealthier people had more time to spend on study and investigation.

 War       
Wartime wounds needed to be treated and they also helped doctors learn about anatomy

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Medical Knowledge

What factors help up progress?
Scientific. Ideas. Knowledge
They did not have enough knowledge 

 Government
Disection was banned meaning that the insides of the body could not be studied.

 Technology
The technology at that time was not advanced enough so therefore they could not perform advanced surgery.

 Religion
The beliefs in Gods meant that people rejected the natural causes and treatments of disease

 Individuals
The theory of the four humours wasn't right

 Idividuals. Money
The gap between the rich and the poor was too big

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