Roman Medicine

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Roman Medicine

In some ways the Romans were very similar to the Greeks because they took all of Hippocrates' books, the Roman doctors were Greek doctors captured at war and many Greek doctors moved to Rome. However, Romans weren't interested in theories they wanted practical solutions, Romans were more wealthy and had very strong governments who were often at war. Doctors were also trained at Alexandria university in Greece and were shown first hand how to perform surgery.

Galen was famous because:
He discovered that the brain controlled the body and not the the heart
Still believed in the 4 humours but changed it so that instead of getting rid of access humours, he




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