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1

The Romans were controlled by a powerful ...........

Wealthy Government - who taxed public

2

Where did the Romans get many of their ideas?

Greeks as prisoners of war
Ancient Rome - slave owning society

3

Humans were treated the same as......

Animals

4

What was important to the Roman Empire?

The soldiers in the army

5

What did they do to keep the army fit?

Public health schemes
Hospitals
Clean water (aqueducts)
Baths
Toilets
Sewers

6

Which Roman doctor wrote books that lasted for 1500 years?

Galen

7

What was the theory of opposites?

Galen
Give opposite treatment to the illness

8

Why did Galen make anatomical mistakes?

He relied on animals because human dissection was banned

9

What did the poor continue to use?

Herbs

10

When was the Roman period?

510bc - 500ad

11

What did Galen do?

Roman physician
Wrote 60 medical books
Believed illness caused by an imbalance of humours
Developed theory of opposites
Discovered brain, not the heart, controls speech

12

What ideas about causes and treatments of disease and infection did the Romans have?

Not as interested as Greeks in developing causes and treatments
Doctors recommended exercise , changes in diet or prescribed herbal remedies
Doctors too expensive for most of pop
Head of family looked after everyone

13

What was surgery like in Ancient Rome?

Most common surgery was bleeding
Internal ops still rare (too risky)
We're amputations and trephining