Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans

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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
  • *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
  • *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. 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
  • 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
  • killing Asclepius's snake and roasting it for tea

3. when were the ancient greeks around?

  • 1500BC - 400BC
  • 10,000BC
  • 3000BC - 1500BC
  • 1900AD+
  • 400BC - 400AD

4. what did hippocrates do?

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

5. who is 'Asclepius'?

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


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