Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans

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1. why does the factor 'settled way of life 'have an impact on medicine?

  • *they set up schools e.g Alexandria *these ideas in books could be wrong *some books been lost in translation
  • *time to study and think, they also write things down *more dedicated to getting answers *more ideas they have, more curious as to why things happens
  • *beliefs are strong, sometimes don't question anything new *might believe that gods cause illness
  • *one source of water *able to study local vegetation *in one place, potentially less illness to catch *able to concentrate on finding cures *public health could decrease; everyone's living together *wealthy, build things, more time *healing temples
  • *knowledge from other countries * new ideas, new treatments * could bring back illness to study
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2. a treatment in an Asclepion is...

  • where a blind man would have a mixture of crushed garlic, vinegar, verjuice and squills put on his eyes and Asclepius's snake licked his eyes and he could see
  • relaxing in a bubble bath with a drink of garlic and vinegar
  • killing Asclepius's snake and roasting it for tea
  • Asclepius would visit you and let the snake use its venom to cure you whilst you slept

3. what did hippocrates do?

  • proved the brain controlled the body not the heart
  • believed the Gods caused illness and thought natural remedies was crazy talk
  • he was the father of medicine and created the Hippocratic Oath that all doctors still take today, he observed symptoms and recorded them. he also made the Hippocratic collection of books came up with 4 humours theory and natural causes of illness.
  • didnt create anything important but was a specialist doctor

4. why was it important for hippocrates to show documenting information?

  • because doctors couldn't be bothered to write it down so they relied on Hippocrates
  • hippocrates showed it was very important to document information to observe and record carefully the symptoms of the development of disease. doctors more likely to choose correct cure if they took care finding the cause
  • because people could then steal his work and copy it
  • so historians could cure people with crazy diseases

5. why does the factor ' Education' have an impact on medicine?

  • *they set up schools e.g Alexandria *these ideas in books could be wrong *some books been lost in translation
  • *beliefs are strong, sometimes don't question anything new *might believe that gods cause illness
  • *knowledge from other countries * new ideas, new treatments * could bring back illness to study
  • *time to study and think, they also write things down *more dedicated to getting answers *more ideas they have, more curious as to why things happens
  • *one source of water *able to study local vegetation *in one place, potentially less illness to catch *able to concentrate on finding cures *public health could decrease; everyone's living together *wealthy, build things, more time *healing temples

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