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. Which of the following is not true?

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

3. Why did prehistoric people not develop public health systems?

  • They were nomadic
  • They were nomistic
  • They were nominal

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

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

5. Prehistoric peoples...

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

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