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1

Factors affecting medicine + Background info

Trade- Mediterranean Countries
Slaves- Time for education
War Wounds- Treatment + Anatomy
Wealth- Employed doctors
Better Instruments

2

Supernatural Beliefs & Treatments (Aesculapius, Hygea, Panacea)

Temples= Asclepions
Visitors: Bathed, Relaxed, Prayed
Slept--> Abatons
Asleep= Cured
Priests- 'Ward Rounds'

3

Theory of 4 humors

Aristotle suggested body= 4 humors
Black Bile, Phlegm, Yellow Bile, Blood= Linked 4 seasons,elements= Balance= healthy
Treatments developed from theory
Balanced= Vomiting, Blood-letting and purging

4

Hippocrates

Believed in natural causes + treatments
Hippocratic Oath
Hippocratic Corpus
Clinical Method of Observation
Diagnosis- Prognosis- Observation- Treatment

5

Health + Hygiene

Exercise- Healthy
Hygiene- Important
Diet- Changed with seasons

6

Developments in Medical Knowledge + Alexandria Surgery

Library Of Alexandria= Center of med know
Dissection allowed
Famous Meds+ Surgeons (herophilus and erasistratus)

Surgery:
Last resort (Mainly outside)
Developed Instruments
Setting Bones