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Believed that gods were punishing you if you became ill. egyptians
Had some idea of human anatomy due to the mummification process egyptians
low life expectancy egyptians
age 50 life expectancy Greeks & Romans
Focused on preventative medicine (cleanliness, being fit, etc.) Greeks
Hippocrates (Father of Modern Medicine) was a famous Greek physician whose beliefs were believed to be true for over 2000 years. He believed in the 4 humors--the body was made up of 4 liquids (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile) and if they became un Greeks
Still focused on preventative medicine and herbal remedies. Still believe in 4 Humors. Cleanliness was very important. Romans
They invented sewer systems to carry waste away from the cities and aqueducts to bring fresh water in. Romans
Galen was an important physician who did many dissections on live and dead animals. Romans
Doctors would bleed people, causing vomiting, etc. Greeks
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