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Middle Ages 500AD-1500AD
The Middle Ages lasted a long time,but very little happened in medicine.The collapse of the Roman Empire and the wars that followed had an impact at the start of the Middle Ages,but there were few improvements because of the influence of the Church.
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Middle Ages 500AD-1500AD
War had an impact on public health systems,libraries,the only powerful centralised body to survive was the christian church.
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After the collapse of the Roman Empire,Christianity remained the main religion in Europe.Christian attitudes both helped and hindered the development of medicine.
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Christian attitudes helped developments medicine because Jesus taught Christians that they had a duty to care for the sick.The Christian Church preserved translated and copied many medical books including those written by Galen.
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Christian attitudes hindered developments in medicine because the church banned dissections,they believed that ancient writings should not be questioned,they supported Galen's and Hippocrates' ideas so no others were accepted.
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In the 17th Century,the new religion of Islam emerged in the Arab World.Islamic attitudes both helped and hindered developments in medicine.
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Islamic attitudes helped the development of medicine because followers of Islam had a duty to take care of the sick,Arab rulers believed it was important to develop education and Arab doctors wrote books on medicine.
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Islamic attitudes hindered the development of medicine because the Islamic religion banned dissection and they supported Galen's and Hippocrates' ideas.
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People in the middle ages believed everything Galen had written about medicine,including the four humours,clinical observation and anatomy.They did this because of religion,the church was very powerful and it supported Galen's ideas.
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Like all ancient civilisations,people living in the Middle Ages combined natural and supernatural cures and causes for diseases.
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Natural Causes included bad air,unbalance of the four humours,poisons in the air and minority groups.
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Supernatural Causes included astrology,god punishing people for their sins and the devil causing mischief.
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Natural Cures included cleaning,purging,bleeding,the use of opposites,stopping practices and herbal remedies.
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Supernatural Cures included praying for forgiveness,beating themselves and making gigantic candles to burn in church.
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