Medicine through time - Edexcel GCSE

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Medicine through time - Edexcel GCSE

  1. 1. Medicine Through Time Revision
  2. 2. Ancient Greek Empire: 500BC
  3. 3. Roman ideas on Medicine: • They had similar ideas to the Greeks and thought you were sick if you had an imbalance of your humours • They believed in Gods and viewed disease as a punishment. They built temples to ask their Gods to cure them • Romans and Public Health: The Romans saw a link between dirt and disease. To prevent epidemics in their overcrowded towns they developed public health schemes: Public toilets were provided and sewers washed the waste away from the cities to nearby rivers • Water pipes were built from lead to carry clean water into towns for everyone. The towns had public fountains and public baths for washing • Aqueducts were built to transport water from rivers and They also believed that bad air and Roman Britain: 49AD lakes into towns and cities smells could cause sickness so built their settlements away from swamps. •

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