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1

Factors affecting medicine + Ancient Civilisation

Egyptian Civilisation= Agricultural=Across Nile
1.) Floods= Fertilized+ Water (Irrigation)
2.) Successful Agriculture= Foods+ better jobs

Wealthy people --> Metal Workers + Specialists Doctors
The River Nile--> Theories+ Money+ Papyrus
Trade ( Herbs + Plants)
Other: Religion + Mummification

2

Supernatural Beliefs #1

1.) God caused+ cured
2.) Priests kept books with exact treatments
3.) Drugs (Opium- Today) drove off evil
4.) Wore Lucky charms

3

Mummification of Bodies

1.)Body= Afterlife
2.)Bodies- Preserved through Mummification
3.) Soft Organs ( Liver, Brain) removed, stored separate
4.) Mummification= Anatomy
5.) Dissection= Banned

4

Natural Beliefs + Treatments + Hygiene

Irrigation System--> Body=Channels
ill= Channel Blocked
Purging, Vomiting, Blood-letting= Unblocked
Diet= Important

Hygiene
1.) Bathed, Shaved, toilets, Changed = Valued

5

Comparison between Prehistoric

New
1.) Specialists Doctors
2.) Herbs
3.) Body Parts
4.) Instruments

Same
1.) Supernatural
2.) Didn't no how disease/body worked