Medicine Through Time

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In the Prehistoric period what did people think caused disease?
Evil spirits, supernatural beings, religion.
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In the Prehistoric period what did the people use for prevention and cures?
Charms, very simple curgery, for setting broken bones clay mud and wood was used. Also trepanning, many herbal remedies and massages.
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What were the main beliefs in the Egyptian times?
Many people believed that Gods, Godesses and evil spirits were the cause of disease. They believed that if you did not act right the Gods would punish you by giving you a disease.
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What did the Egyptians believe would prevent and cure diseases and infections?
Many charms were used, as well as purging, herbal remedies and maintaining a healthy diet and being clean.
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What factors affected the progress of the knowledge of medecine?
The Egyptians had good land which meant they could trade to discover more remedies and perhaps technology which could help prevention. Also, religion was a huge factor for the Egyptians which greatly hindered the process of new ideas.
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Who was seen to be the healers in Egypt?
Doctors, Priests, God, Women.
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