By Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods
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The purpose of this book was to inform readers about the types of medicine ancient civilizations used.
Before I read this book I knew nothing of ancient medicine. I did know a bit of Egyptian, Roman, and Greek beliefs. I knew of most of the major Gods in each culture. Not exaclty the people of the culture.
What I learned
I learned that their medicines were very advanced. In the stone age they did brain surgery to release head pressure. Three out of ten patients passed away in the greatest hospitals in London as seen on page 15 of Ancient Medicine. I didn't really think that they would be able to do such an important surgery, but they did even got to heal their skull untill their death.
Accupuncture originated from ancient china Egyptians had most advanced medicine Romans did eye surgery Greeks studied human anatomy Cornelius Celsus made the first medical book in ancient Rome
The ancient indians had vacinnes for small pox The ancient indians used ants as stitches The egyptians used dead mice for tooth aches The Roman's did plastic surgery in
Forceps- small, tongs- like tools used by physicians and dentists for graspin or holding parts of the body Incision- a cut made into the body to treat a disease Dissection- cutting apart an animal or a plant to study its structure Antibiotic- a medicine such as penicillin that kills or slows the growth of bacteria and is used to treat bacterial infections Abscess- a collection of pus inside the body, usually caused by a bacterial infection Anesthetic- a medicine that reduces or eliminates the sensation of pain Infectious disease- a disease, usually caused by a becteria or virus, that can be spread from one person to another
What I want to learn
I want to learn more about how they got the idea of the different types of surgeries. How they came to be, when and where did they get the idea, and who perfected the procedures.
The most interesting thing for me about this book is that we have all of this information even after centuries of not knowing that there were even other people.