Medicine through time- Prehistory

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1. 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.
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2. What is 'public health'?

  • Health facilities run by the public
  • Health facilities run by the government
  • Health facilities run for paying customers

3. Which of these statements is incorrect?

  • Prehistoric peoples' beliefs about curing illness are unknown.
  • Prehistoric peoples believed that illness could be cured by magic
  • Modern Aborigines believed that illness could be cured by magic.

4. Which of these statements is incorrect?

  • Prehistoric peoples had a concept of a 'healthy' lifestyle
  • Modern Aborigines had some practices that seem 'healthy'
  • Prehistoric people’s ideas about 'healthy lifestyle' are unknown

5. Australian Aborigines buried their excrement far from their camp...

  • So we can assume that prehistoric peoples knew about the importance of 'healthy lifestyle' too
  • But they did this for religious reasons, not medical reasons
  • So it seems they understood the importance of a healthy lifestyle

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