Medicine through time- Prehistory

Prehistoric peoples...
May have known little about the inner workings of the body
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Prehistoric burials...
Suggest that people of that time knew about bone structure
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We can presume that prehistoric people knew about the flesh and inner organs of the body because archaeologists have found evidence of...
Cannibalism
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What is 'animism'?
The belief that spirits live in inanimate things
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Trephining is...
Removing a portion of a person's skull.
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Archaeological evidence of trephining in prehistoric times...
Suggests that prehistoric surgeons tried to remove evil spirits
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What evidence can prove that prehistoric surgeons were able to perform trephining operations successfully?
The skull re-grew.
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Prehistoric peoples...
May have known and used medicinal plants and substances.
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Native American shamans of the 19th century knew of...
more than 100 medicinal plants and substances.
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What was a 'shaman'?
a kind of prehistoric priest
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What is 'public health'?
Health facilities run by the government
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Why did prehistoric people not develop public health systems?
They were nomadic
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Australian Aborigines buried their excrement far from their camp...
But they did this for religious reasons, not medical reasons
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Prehistoric peoples...
Probably did not know that there is a link between dirt and disease
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Who delivered medical services in prehistoric times, as far as we know?
Witchdoctors
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What - according to the dictionary - is a doctor?
A public practitioner whose ability to heal is recognised by the general community
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Prehistoric burials...

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Suggest that people of that time knew about bone structure

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