History- medicine through time

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Prehistoric time-

exam focus-what did prehistoric people believe about the cause and cure of illness?

key areas

  • know what trephinning is?why it was done?
  • Knowledge they knew about the anatomy
  • bones found by archaeologists show people suffered from arthiritis
  • probaly knew little about the human anatomy but knew how ito kill animals(cave paintaing show animals with spears in their heart
  • fossiled bones show that they have been healed completeley(may have know how to fix them)
  • evidence in their bones points them cacthing rabies
  • prehistoric people did not have to suffer disease we do today?
  • witch doctors?


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