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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The Romans come after the Greeks in the history of medicine.The Romans were invaders.As well as invading everywhere else in Europe and in North Africa,including Egypt they invaded Greece.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The Romans copied ideas about medicine from the Greeks but their own ideas were much more important.The Romans and Greeks were both similar as well as different.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The similarities between the Greeks and Romans were that they both had the same ideas about medicine including Hippocrates,gods and even Asclepius. Medicine was centered around the home and herbal remedies were used by the women in the family.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The differences between the Greeks and Romans were that the Romans believed bad air caused disease so they built towns away from marshes.The Romans were also less bothered about doctors,they believed in prevention of a disease rather than a cure.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The Romans big idea was public health,this was to keep their armies strong and their citizens healthy.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The public health systems they provided were public toilets,public baths,sewers,clean water,public fountains,aqueducts and free hospitals.
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Ancient Rome 450BC-750AD
The Romans were able to create all the public health schemes because they were brilliant engineers and builders and they were rich as they took lots of taxes from the countries they controlled.
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Roman public health was not all wonderful.Plagues often spread in the large cities of the Empire and when public health did not work,the Romans asked Asclepius for help.
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