Medicine Through Time - Roman VS Middle Ages. PUBLIC HEALTH

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Attitudes to public health.

Roman Period

In the Roman period, public health was very important to them and their public health was very good. Rather than focusing on supernatural treatments they focused on natural remedies. For example, they discovered a connection between cleansiness and health and they put together the public health system. They buried dead people, created decent ewage disposal and had public baths for socialising and for keeping clean. Unlike a few previous periods the government actually cared to look after the health of its people. Romans believed that bad smell, bad water, swamps, being near sewage and not keeping clean were


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