Medicine through time- Prehistory

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1. Trephining is...

  • An operation on the inside of a person's skull
  • Removing a portion of a person's skull.
  • Letting a demon out of a person's head
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2. Archaeological evidence of trephining in prehistoric times...

  • Proves that prehistoric people performed brain surgery
  • Suggests that prehistoric surgeons tried to remove evil spirits
  • Shows that prehistoric surgeons tried to cure epilepsy

3. Which of the following is not true?

  • Prehistoric medicine is the base point from which we measure the progress of medicine.
  • Prehistoric peoples had practitioners who we would recognise as 'doctors'.
  • Prehistoric peoples did not have medicine as we know it.

4. Prehistoric peoples...

  • Probably did not know that there is a link between dirt and disease
  • Knew little about the link between dirt and disease
  • Probably knew that there is a link between dirt and disease

5. What was a 'shaman'?

  • a kind of prehistoric priest
  • a primative doctor
  • a tribal leader

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