pre history

Causes and cures of disease. Hunter gatherers

The Hunter gatherers thought that evil spirits caused disease. 

To cure disease they wore amulets to keep away spirits.

They also put a hole in the patient's head to release evil spirits from the body ( trephanning ).

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Causes and cures of disease . Farmers

The farmers thought that natural things caused disease.

If you had a sore throat, one of the female farmers would mix honey and herbs for you to drink. 

They focused on natural cures.

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Problems and issues

The hunters travelled a lot, so they were never in risk of being infected by polluted water etc.

The farmers settled into areas and were therefore reluctant to catching a disease.

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