Medicine through time- Prehistory

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1. What evidence can prove that prehistoric surgeons were able to perform trephining operations successfully?

  • Some patients have TWO holes in their skull.
  • The skull re-grew.
  • The patient lived.
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2. Prehistoric peoples...

  • Probably knew little about the inner workings of the body
  • May have known little about the inner workings of the body
  • Knew little about the inner workings of the body

3. Prehistoric peoples...

  • May have known and used medicinal plants and substances.
  • Knew about and used medicinal plants and substances
  • Probably knew and used medicinal plants and substances

4. Which of the following is not true?

  • Prehistoric people could not mend broken bones well
  • Australian Aborigines in recent times could mend broken bones well.
  • Australian Aborigines in recent times could stitch up wounds.

5. Trephining is...

  • Removing a portion of a person's skull.
  • Letting a demon out of a person's head
  • An operation on the inside of a person's skull

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