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Ancient Roman Medicine Final

  1. 1. By: Chad and Joe<br />Ancient Roman Medicine<br />
  2. 2. MM years ago, the Romans invaded Greece and paid little attention to their medical treatment and Greek doctors such as Hippocrates.<br /> Hippocrates was considered the father of modern medicine. <br />History of Roman Medicine<br />
  3. 3. He created to the concept of medicine in a different field of science away from the approach of philosophy and myth.<br /> The Romans relied on home-made medicines that had been used in households for generations.<br />History of Roman Medicine<br />
  4. 4. Women were vital in the treatment of illnesses, cause most treatment were done at the household and they become experts to the treatment of medicine. <br /> Herbal medicine were one of the ways they tried to cure illnesses. (e.g. mustard seeds were good for the stomach aches and nettle tea for rheumatism.)<br /> History of Roman Medicine<br />
  5. 5. Herbal Medicine<br />e.g. mustard seeds were good for the stomach aches and nettle tea for rheumatism<br />
  6. 6. History of Roman Medicine<br /> When the herbal medicines did not work, they turned to doctors. Some doctors were really trained, spending time at the great medical libraries in Rome. <br />Unfortunately others were either conmen or ex- military veterans.<br />
  7. 7. Asclepiades<br /> One of the Greek doctors in particular became very well-known throughout Rome<br /> Asclepiades would not accept Hippocrates ideas about the four humors, claiming that the body was made up of tiny atoms that always moving around the body.<br />
  8. 8. Roman Medical Tools<br /> The Romans made advance in surgery and mainly because it fix their practical needs.<br /> The Roman Empire was based on conquering land with their highly effective army so getting their injured soldier out fighting was the goal.<br />
  9. 9. Saw<br /> A saw for cutting through bones.<br />
  10. 10. Scalpel<br />A scalpel for slicing open flesh.<br />
  11. 11. Probe<br /> Before operations, these were used to explore the wound.<br />
  12. 12. Catheters<br />Catheters were used to drain the bladder of patients who were having difficulty going to the loo!<br />
  13. 13. Asclepius<br />Asclepius is the Greek god of healing and was the only the Greek gods the Romans prayed to.<br /> His symbol is twin snakes winding around a staff<br />
  14. 14. The Romans were very primitive in their medical field but still found tools from everyday supplies to get the job done.<br /> Most of the tools used in Roman times led up to what is used today that saves millions of lives.<br />Final Thoughts<br />
  15. 15. Thank you for listening to our presentation and we hope you’ve learnt a lot from our presentation. <br />The End<br />