Medicine through time- Prehistory

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1. Which of the following were not used by Aborigine shamans in recent times to cure disease?

  • Magic paintings and antibiotics
  • Bones and beads
  • Dancing and ceremonies
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2. What - according to the dictionary - is a doctor?

  • A public practitioner whose ability to heal is recognised by the general community
  • A qualified practitioner of medicine or surgery
  • A state employee based in a hospital or surgery

3. Native American shamans of the 19th century knew of...

  • More than 300 medicinal plants and substances
  • more than 100 medicinal plants and substances.
  • More than 200 medicinal plants and substances

4. Which of the following would have been available to prehistoric surgeons?

  • Blood transfusions
  • Good intentions
  • X-rays

5. We can presume that prehistoric people knew about the flesh and inner organs of the body because archaeologists have found evidence of...

  • Animism
  • Cannibalism
  • Anatomy


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