Medicine Through Time - Egyptian Civilisation

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What did they still believe caused illness?
The evil spirits
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How did they believe evil spirits caused illness?
Blocking Channels in the body
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How did professional doctors cure disease?
Used natural cures reinforced by prayers
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How did they have enough money to look after themselves?
Settled farming economy with an organised government, laws and social conventions.
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What was one of the biggest discoveries?
Writing and Calculating on Papyrus
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Why was mummification such a development?
It taught the priests about how the body works and the organs.
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Why did Egyptians travel around the world?
To bring back herbs and spices whihc their doctors used for cures.
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Who were King Priests and what did they do?
King- Priests were Pharaohs that ruled Egypt.
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How did the 'Channel Theory' come about?
Observations of irregular channels on farms by farmers.
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What were the basic hygiene habits?
They had latrines and baths, they also kept themselves clean for religious and social purposes.
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When religion dominated egyptians thinking, what did this entale?
They made temples, priests and rituals like mummification.
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What did they use writing for?
Recording their cures and observations
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What did they use calculations for?
Measuring medicine.
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How did Egyptian doctors become famous?
From travelling across the world with their cures and ideas
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