Prehistoric Medicine

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  • Created on: 15-03-10 18:48

WHAT WAS CIVILISATION LIKE?

  • could not write -> could not pass on medical knowledge except what could be remembered
  • nomadic -> did not settle and build things such as hospitals, not enough consistency in their own lives to observe how all human bodies work the same
  • belief in spirits -> said to bring life, death, health & disease - spiritual rituals and the shaman, or witch-doctor, dominated medicine

WHAT DID THEY KNOW ABOUT THE BODY AND DISEASE?

  • litlle knowledge about the inner workings of the body
  • a bit about bone structure
  • possible belief that spirits determined life and functions of the body
  • possible belief that…

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