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The History of Disease. Aboriginals. 10,000 years ago Aboriginals discovered mouldy bark off trees healed wounds quicker when used as bandages. 5,000 years ago the Mesopotamians realised that a clean water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health. Egyptians. Dung Beetle.

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The history of disease

The History of Disease

Kevin Quigley


Aboriginals

Aboriginals

10,000 years ago Aboriginals discovered mouldy bark off trees healed wounds quicker when used as bandages.

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The history of disease

5,000 years ago the Mesopotamians realised that a clean water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

Kevin Quigley


The history of disease

Egyptians water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

Dung Beetle

  • 4,000 years ago the Egyptians also believed in hygiene, clean water but they also developed surgery and medicines

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The history of disease

Chinese water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

  • 3,000 years ago the Chinese understood that hygiene and clean water were essential for good health and that wells were good sources of clean water.

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The history of disease

Hebrews water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

2,000 years ago not only were clean water and personal hygiene considered important but there are many bible references to isolating the sick (Lepers) and the preservation and preparation of food (kosher and no pork)

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The history of disease

Asians and Europeans water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

700 years ago the Bubonic plague or “Black Death” killed three quarters of the population and was eventually stopped by eradicating rats and their fleas (vector).

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The history of disease

English water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good health

200 years ago Cholera was killing the poor of London. It was discovered that the water supply had become contaminated with human waste. This lead to the building of the first modern sewage system.

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The history of disease

Explain how the following water supply and the removal of waste was essential for good healthChinese and Hebrew

practices assist in the control of disease:

CLEAN WATER

CLEAN FOOD

PERSONAL HYGIENE

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