Prehistoric Medicine - History

GCSE History. Medicine through time revision notes. Includes prehistoric medicine.

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Prehistoric people could not write and so therefore they couldn't not pass down any knowledge about medicine.

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Prehistoric beliefs

Prehistoric people believed in spirits. We know this because of the cave painting they left.

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Prehistoric knowledge

We know that they must have known something about the bone structure. This is because of how they buried the bodies.

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Prehistoric belief about illnesses

They believed in spirits and that when a person became ill, there was an evil spirit inside of them.

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Prehistoric Surgery

Prehistoric surgery was very simple. We know that they performed trepanning on those who were ill, to get rid of the evil inside of them.

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