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W&I Ancient Medicine Project

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Mackenzie Rozelle

on 6 December 2012

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My name is Johnathon Miller. Contraception... Johnathon and his colleagues!! Modern Day:
People involved in the medical field today have a very high social standing, and reputation. They are paid on the higher side of careers, and considered to be well off in the world. Because of this they usually have other nice quantities such as their living quarters, transportation, etc. These material items only add to their reputation of being wealthy. Thee Social Standing... Modern Day:
There is a new illness being discovered everyday in today's world, at the same time the cure is also being found. I'm proud to say we have top notch scientists and doctors working side by side finding cures and making way towards the medical future, on a daily basis. Cancer is still a huge problem illness that affects so many of our people. Yes, we have treatment that in some cases can help put the cancer at bay, but sadly their is still no complete cure. Illnesses... Modern Day:
Today their is a vast variety of treatments that are available to receive. Of course depending on the clients needs, each patient would be administered different treatments to his or her necessity. For example, looking back at cancer patients, there are different treatments for every different type of cancer. For Luekemia, patients can have chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, daily shots, eating regimens, medications, and much more. Obviously this is not a chosen way to live, but it is a blessing that we have the availability to help, if only a little. Medical Treatments... Modern Day:
Birth control also known as contraception is a growing trend in today's society. It is more common for teenagers, adolescents, and even adults to be taking or using some sort of contraception then it is for them not to be. Their is many different views and issues that are linked with contraception. For example, certain religions do not agree with contraception, with this they feel it is not necessary and is looked down upon. To others it seen as a blessing, an option. W&I Ancient Medicine Project
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Mackenzie Rozelle I am a doctor. I worked hard to get where I am today. I pride myself on the fact that I am a doctor today, and will continue to be for the future to come. My great grandfather, grandfather, and father were and are all doctors. Medicine has advanced and changed over the years, and from what I understand of it, it started as something completely different. To understand my chosen career and passion, I want and need to understand what medicine came from, from the very beginning..... Being a doctor.... Modern day:
Doctors have the availability to work in different settings such as hospitals, doctors offices, or a private practice, to name a few. They are known to work long hours that are not so friendly. But not to worry, the pay is quite outgoing along with having the reputation of being intelligent and smart. Doctors also have a wide variety of duties that they can perform or elaborate on. Doctors can perform surgeries in the hospital, or prescribe medications at the office. A doctor is a great thing to be, if you can accomplish the profession, that is, Fifth Century BCE, Greek Medicine:
Medicine was known as "a scientific discipline." Apollo was associated with healing, while his son Asklepios, was known to be "the god of medicine." The power of medicine also ran in their family. The first medical school was founded by Hippocrates on the island of Cos where he taught a variety of subjects from anatomy, physiology, prognosis, and surgery. Medicine and the ones looked upon as "doctors" were inter-linked with religion and magical cures. The snake was known to have the power of rejuvenation so therefore was used to heal skin by licking the patients. Fifth Century BCE, Greek Medicine:
Doctors going through medical school were known and almost expected to come out of school as something "special." Right after graduation date he or she is supposed to and depended upon to start their own medical practice. To adhere to the lessons and schooling they learned throughout medical school they had to sign an oath. The Hippocratic Oath they were to obey by consisted of swearing by Apollo and Asklepios. The Oath was centered around ethical principles, expected colleague behavior, and intended organizations. Medical Training... Modern Day:
Today soon to be doctors have to go through a tremendous amount of schooling. The process begins with four years of undergraduate school as a pre-med major. The student would then go on to graduate school where they would complete another 3 or 4 years worth of schooling specifically as a medical student. After they would graduate from that, their is clinicals and residency to acquire. So, you're looking at around 8 to 9 years worth after high school. 300-400 BCE, Roman Medicine:
Medical training was said to be "haphazard" at the least. Their really was no formal education that they had to go through to become a doctor. This allowed anyone who pleased to set up a practice and to treat people with no former experience. Can you even imagine this today?? Their were no exams, graduation dates, or even a rule saying he or she had to show previous exposure or evidence of having any experience in the medical field. Taking a tiny step closer to reality a apprentice program was installed that became popular. Medicine was looked into in the slightest bit, but their was still no requirements for doctors. The program strictly helped with dealing with patients in a overall manor, and just a little bonus knowledge of medicine as a subject. 300-400 BCE, Roman Medicine:
Their was a wide multiplicity of diseases and illnesses in this time that are unknown to us today. So, for example, I am going to focus on just one illness that was common. Hysteria, which was defined as, "a strange belief that the uterus was a mobile organ that moved around within the abdomen or even further, causing pain through displacement or distortion." This illness seemed to be prevelant in women, as their were few cases of hysteria found in men. Men who were thought to display symptoms usually paned out to be a fault of the doctors, being a miss calculation and wasn't diagnosed correctly. Soranus and Galen did not quite put all of their faith in this illness, but as a lot of other doctors at the time did, treatment was given. This was treated appropriately by means of having the patient smell pleasant aromas. 300-400 BCE, Roman Medicine:
Instead of taking a scientific approach to treatment as we do, they focused on "weird" cures. Pliny was the go to guy, as he was known for natural science and superstitious treatments. Many desperate patients would pray to the gods for them to heal their bodies. Asklepios finally broke through and started spreading his practices through Rome. This increased overall good health in Rome. "Divine healing" was also looked at as a common treatment. This aspect of healing did not see great results with the patients so was not used for long. Fifth Century BCE, Roman Medicine:
The majority of women in this era wanted and chose to have multiple babies. Some however were not so fond to the idea and chose not to have them. Their were options; to prevent conception, to abort the child once pregnant, or to dispose of the unwanted infant after the birth. Soranus had some of his own ideas when it came to contraception. He tried covering the entrance of the uterus with a mixture of olive oil and white lead. He also used drinking the juice of a silphium plant to try and reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. As you can tell they favored superstitious acts, as we cling to the science of contraception.
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