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1. a treatment in an Asclepion is...

  • Asclepius would visit you and let the snake use its venom to cure you whilst you slept
  • relaxing in a bubble bath with a drink of garlic and vinegar
  • 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
  • killing Asclepius's snake and roasting it for tea
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2. why does the factor 'settled way of life 'have an impact on medicine?

  • *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
  • *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
  • *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

3. why does the factor 'trade' have an impact on medicine?

  • *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
  • *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
  • *they set up schools e.g Alexandria *these ideas in books could be wrong *some books been lost in translation
  • *knowledge from other countries * new ideas, new treatments * could bring back illness to study
  • *beliefs are strong, sometimes don't question anything new *might believe that gods cause illness

4. who is 'Asclepius'?

  • Greek God of Healing
  • Greek God of War
  • Greek God of Medicine
  • Roman God of battle

5. what does 'dissection' mean?

  • an illness that is not serious
  • a micro-organism that causes disease
  • the cutting up of and examination of a body
  • the theory that germs cause disease often by infection by air

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