Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans

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1. 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
  • *knowledge from other countries * new ideas, new treatments * could bring back illness to study
  • *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
  • *beliefs are strong, sometimes don't question anything new *might believe that gods cause illness
  • *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
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2. why does the factor 'Curiosity and philosophers' have an' impact on medicine?

  • *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
  • *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

3. 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

4. what are the 4 humours?

  • they are: blood, sweat, tears and pus. when they come.in contact of each other you are ill.
  • they are blood, sweat, green bile and yellow bile. they are in your lungs and can be damaging when unbalanced
  • hippocrates's answer to illness: they are: blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. the body contains them, when we are healthy they are balanced. when they are unbalanced we are unhealthy.
  • they are black bile, yellow bile, green bile and phlegm. when they become out of aligment, you are ill

5. what does 'dissection' mean?

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

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