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Objective 2.01 Discuss medical treatments and beliefs from ancient civilizations through the Renaissance. 4000 BC – 3000 BC Primitive times. Illness and diseases were a punishment from the Gods Tribal witch doctors treated illness with ceremonies

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Objective 2.01Discuss medical treatments and beliefs from ancient civilizations through the Renaissance.

4000 bc 3000 bc primitive times
4000 BC – 3000 BCPrimitive times
  • Illness and diseases were a punishment from the Gods
  • Tribal witch doctors treated illness with ceremonies
  • Herbs and plants used as medicines (morphine and digitalis)
  • Trepanation or trephining
3000 bc 300 bc ancient egyptians
3000 BC – 300 BCAncient Egyptians
  • Physicians were priests
  • Bloodletting or leeches used as medical treatment
1700 bc ad 220 ancient chinese
1700 BC – AD 220Ancient Chinese
  • Used therapies such as acupuncture
  • Believed to cure the body you must nourish the spirit.
1200 bc 200 bc ancient greeks
1200 BC –200 BC Ancient Greeks
  • First to observe the human body and the effects of disease – led to modern medical sciences.
  • Believed illness is a result of natural causes
  • Used therapies such as massage, art therapy, and herbal treatment
753 bc ad 410 ancient romans
753 BC – AD 410 Ancient Romans
  • Established first hospital (caring for soldiers in their homes)
  • First public health and sanitation systems by building sewers and aqueducts
ad 400 ad 800 dark ages
AD 400 – AD 800 Dark Ages
  • Began after the fall of the Roman Empire
  • Emphasis on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
  • Monks and priests treated patients with prayer
ad 800 ad 1400 middle ages
AD 800 – AD 1400 Middle Ages
  • Renewed interest in medical practices of Greek and Romans
  • Bubonic Plague killed 75% of population in Europe and Asia
ad 1350 ad 1650 renaissance
AD 1350 – AD 1650 Renaissance
  • Dissection of body led to increased understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Invention of printing press allowed medical knowledge to be shared
references
References
  • NCDPI Curriculum
  • Health Science Career Exploration - Simmers
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