Medicine through time- Roman Britain AD43-C410

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What is the time frame of roman britain
ad43-c410
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Who came up with the theory of the four humours
Hippocrates
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What are the four humours
Black bile, Yellow bile, Phlegm, Blood
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What season is Phlegm paired with
winter
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What season is Blood paired with
blood
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What season is Black bile paired with
autumn
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What season is Yellow bile paired with
summer
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What did people do if they were ill before the theory of the four humours
They belived gods healed them so they would pray to the god that would best suit their illness
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If someone was ill what would they do give an example
they would try ti get rid of the imbalance of the liquids e.g if someone had a red face they would of 'had too much blood' so they would bleed the patient which would often lead to death from blood loss or infection
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Who came up with the treatment of opposites
Galen
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What is the treatment of opposites and give an example
The treatment of oppsoites is when you treat someone with the opposite of their symptoms e.g if someone has a fever they would be told to eat a cucumber
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What are the other two ways Romans would treat illness
Herbal remedies, Supernatural Ideas
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What is a herbal remedy, who is it passed down through give an example
a herbal remedy is a natural way of curing someone. Usually it would be passed on through the woman e.g honey and lemon helps a sore throat
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What is a supernatural idea, who is the god that someone would pray to and what is a way to get rid of it
A supernatural idea is when people belived they were possessed by an evil spirit. The god is asclepius e.g. you can wear a necklace with an eye on it.
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What are the 9 factors that hindered/helped medical progress
Government, money, war, religion, chance, individual genius, science/technology, communication
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What experiment did galen perfom
He cut open a live pig to prove that the brain controls the body not the pig
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Why did christians like galens work
because his work agreed with the rule that you cant dissect a human body
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Toilets
They were public, they used a sponge on a stick which got disinfected, waste got taken away in pipes
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Saniation
Romans created a sewage system, the waste was taken outside of the city, aquaducts brought in fresh water which prevented diseases like cholera
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Baths
They excercised before bathing, they were cheap enough for everyone to use, temples were also built there, there was underground heating systems
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What were the factors that affected public health
War, money, government, technology, communication
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What sort of shop would you go to if you needed a model to put in the temple
A votive shop
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