Meicine through time

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Why did the prehistoric people never feel the need to build hospitals or a sewage system?
They lived a nomadic lifestyle
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What was the only medical procedure that prehsitoric people may have been good at?
Setting bad bones
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Other than dirt and disease, what would be the main cause of illness?
Vunerable to unpredictable weather and elements; scorching sun and freezing winters
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What is trephanning?
A surgical procedure performed in prehistoric times to a patient suffering from a headache or epilepsy. It would involve drilling a hole into the patients skull.
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What symptoms would a prehistoric person have to have to be trephanned?
Headache or epilepsy
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What did prehistoric people believe was the cause of symptoms such as headaches or epilepsy? And how did they belive that trephanning solved it?
Evil spirits were trapped in the patients head. Trephanning released them
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What evidence is there that people survived trephanning?
The re-growth of the skull bone
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Generically, when analysing change and development in medicine, what 6 things could those changes be because of?
Individualistic brilliance. The government. Science and technology. War. Attitudes and beliefs in soceity. Trade
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Who were the two most likely types of people to provide medical care in the prehsitoric community?
Medicine man or women
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How did religion help the Egyptians' medical knowledge?
Mummification and embalming required the vital organs to be cut from the body. This gave Egyptians good anatomical knowledge.
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What is papyrus? How did it help the development of medicine?
It is Egyptian paper. It allowed doctors to pass down and record discoveries of treatments. It improved communication
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What was the only medical procedure that prehsitoric people may have been good at?

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Setting bad bones

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What is trephanning?

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