ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE

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What medicine was like in ancient Greece
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ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE
1 ASCLEPIUS
1.1 GOD OF HEALING
1.1.1 SUPERNATURAL APPROACH TO MEDICINE
1.2 TEMPLES CALLED ASCLEPIONS
1.2.1 PEOPLE STAYED IN THEM WHEN ILL
1.2.2 VISITORS TO UNDERGO MANY TREATMENTS

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  • -CEREMONIAL WASHING IN SEA -MAKE SACRIFICE TO GOD
1.2.3 HAD TO SLEEP IN BUIDING CALLED ABATON

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  • An abaton was a narrow building with a roof but no solid walls so that it was open to air
1.3 CURED THEM WHILST SLEEPING IN DREAM
1.4 SUCCESS STORIES INSCRIPTED IN WALLS
1.5 PRIESTS DID WARD ROUNDS

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  • EG. administrating ointments, peforming rituals involving placing snakes on patients. (snake sacred animal of Asclepius)
1.6 ASCLEPIUS HAD TWO DAUGHTERS

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  • Also involved in healing. Names: Hygeia and Panacea
2 WOMEN ALLOWED TO BE DOCTORS
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