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Ancient Greek Medicine


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Ancient Greek Medicine

  1. 1. The Cult of Asclepios
  2. 2. <ul><li>What the Cult of Asclepious was </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of natural approaches to medicine in Greece </li></ul>What Am I Learning Today: All – To understand the impact of religion Most – To examine the conflict between religion and natural approaches to medicine A Few – To analyse the importance of Hippocrates in limiting supernatural approaches to medicine . What Am I Looking For?
  3. 3. Task You are an Ancient Greek who has travelled to the Asclepion at Cos. Write a letter to your friend about the temple and about your experiences. Have you been cured of your illness? Time on task – 15 mins
  4. 4. The importance of religion <ul><li>What does the cult of Asclepios tell you about the role of religion and its impact on medicine in Ancient Greece? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think so many believed in such ideas when natural approaches to medicine were being developed? </li></ul><ul><li>Time 10 mins </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Theory of the Four Humours <ul><li>Write the title The Theory of the Four Humours </li></ul><ul><li>Use the History of Medicine work books and complete tasks 1, 2 and 3. or </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the fill in the gaps exercise on pg. 12 but you still need to draw the diagram. </li></ul><ul><li>Time 15 mins </li></ul>
  6. 7. Remember <ul><li>This topic and its influence will be the topic for section A of your Medicine Exam so remember it well. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Hippocrates <ul><li>Write the title Hippocrates the Father of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Use the History of Medicine work books and create a speech by Hippocrates. This is because Hippocrates did not write down his ideas, but rather his followers did in the Hippocratic Corpus (The Body of Hippocratic Ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>Time 15 mins </li></ul>