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1. why does the factor 'Curiosity and philosophers' have an' impact on medicine?

  • *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
  • *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
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2. what did hippocrates do?

  • believed the Gods caused illness and thought natural remedies was crazy talk
  • didnt create anything important but was a specialist doctor
  • 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.
  • proved the brain controlled the body not the heart

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

  • 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
  • so historians could cure people with crazy diseases
  • because people could then steal his work and copy it
  • because doctors couldn't be bothered to write it down so they relied on Hippocrates

4. why does the factor 'religion' 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

5. what does 'ailment' mean?

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

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