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Roman Health

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Derek Ng

on 21 April 2010

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Roman Health, Medicine, and Diseases Doctors could not cure simple diseases
Ex:smallpox and plagues
tied to religion
some treatments killed the patient
used useless remedies
Ex:blood, crushed insects, and vegetation cut the body to "bleed out"illness
believed body was in four parts
Ex:blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm
sound mind, sound body
ancient Greeks brought it with them when they were conquered
illness' were "unnatural"
95% of the population was dying for various reasons, one of these reasons was disease.

Most of the population lived with poor sanitation over crowding and poor nutrition

The people of rome suffered many plagues but the real assassins were infectious disease's.

Ex:malaria, tuburculosis, typhoid fever and more.

In four months 30,000 people could be killed easily.

seasons affected type of disease, you were more likely to get sick in the summer Trojan Horse! Water Well! Anatomy lesson of Dr. Tulp by Rembrandt!! Vitruvian Man by da Vinci!! Death of Marat by David By David Rodriguez
Someel Pagaria
Derek Ng Iapyx Removing Arrowheads From Aeneas! Background info:
The Greeks brought their doctors to Italy
and Rome and that is how their medical
"skills" were given to the Romans. Their
"skill" consisted of blood sucking leeches
and surgery. (Not very sanitary and used for broken bones and arrow wounds)
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