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Unformatted text preview: tributed to the increased and more constant food supply. The advent of agriculture and the domestication of animals allowed people to settle down and gave them more free time to produce and raise offspring. Thus, there resulted in a shortened birth interval. How did 1) mummification and 2) papyrus contribute to the advancement of medical practice in Ancient Egypt? Mummification contributed to the advancement of medical practice in Ancient Egypt because in order to mummify a body, the priests would take apart the dead carcass. This allowed them to isolated and identify all of the human’s internal organs and study them more closely. Papyrus contributed to medical advancement because the priests were able to draw and record their observations of the human body during the mummification process. Some salvaged papyri show evidence of medical treatments, anatomical observations, ailments and cures. Name one rule of hygiene from the Hebrew bible. Give an example of an infectious disease that one might avoid by following this rule. One rule of hygiene from the Hebrew bible is the importance of proper waste disposal. One infectious disease that might have been avoided by following this rule is typhoid. Typhoid is caused by the ingestion of water that has been infected by fecal matter. Draw an asklepian. *in ancient times, infections due to parasitic worms were very common What were ‘asclepieions’? “Asclepieions” were healing temples in the Greek society where people would come to seek medical attention. Lecture 18 Which consequences of city life allowed infectious diseases to flourish? The close social contact between humans and the poor disposal of waste(proximity to both human and animal waste) allowed infectious diseases to flourish. How did the written record change our understanding of past diseases? The written record changed our understanding of past disease because it allowed us to take note of symptoms and draw similarities with other diseases, including currently identified ones. Who was Hippocrates, and what was his contribution to the concept of disease? Hippocrates was a Greek physician who made many revolutionary medical discoveries in his time. His greatest contribution to the concept of disease is the agreement/law that lays out all of the requirements for a proper physician (the Hippocratic oath). What is the Hippocratic oath? The Hippocratic oath was a sort of law laying out the proper conduct of a physician. There were several aspects that improved in the modern version: 1) I will not be afraid to say “I don’t know” nor w...
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