Affects of Islam and Chritianity on medical developments during the middle ages

Medicine during the middle ages

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what were the Christian policies towards caring for the sick?
- believed illnes was brought by God to punish people for thier sins. Believed that to heal it was important to pray for forgivness. Nuns fed the sick and gave them herbal remedies but prayer was the most important remedy.
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How did Christianity aid medical knowlage preservation?
Monks in monastries copied out the Bible, histories and other ancient books including books by Galen and other medical writers from Greec and Rome.
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How did Christianity affect the support of Galen?
they controled universities where physicians trained and the church believed that ancient writtings souldn't be questioned. Also Galens ideas fited with the christian beliefs.
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What happened to Roger Bacon when he siad doctors should do thier own reserch?
He was thrown into prison by church leaders.
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What were the Islamic policies on caring for the sick?
thier religion taught people to care for the sick and they provided prayers and care for the sick. By 11100s they had hospitals in every majore town.
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How did Islam aid the preserving of medical knowlage?
Many medical books were translated into Arabic by Islam scholars. without thier translations the books by Galen would have been lost in European wars.
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who was Ibn Sina?
known as the Galen of Islam, he wrote a medical encyclopedia called 'the canon'. it was used to teach European physicians until the 1600s. He included Greek ideas as well as his own.
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Who was Rhazes?
wrote over 200 books including his own ideas. he believed " he who studies the works of the Ancients gains the experience of thier labour as if he had lived thousands of years".
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Why were medical books in risc of destruction after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Warfare.
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