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Section 1: Healthcare in the Ancient World
Terms in this set (20)
The combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
theory and practice of medicine
What works to cure "illness" and what doesn't
An abnormal state in which the body is not functioning normally
Hospitals, clinics, and physicians, nurses, and other licensed healthcare providers who staff them.
Studying the history of science, technology, and medicine and recognizing our tendencies to pre-judge the past by viewing it through the lens of the present.
organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world
the action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way.
supernatural techniques intended to accomplish specific aims
(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
How prehistoric humans lived and died.
the introduction to humans of a disease formerly confided to animal species.
illnesses that are easily passed from one person to another
Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China
Great city-empires in the ancient world.
an early culture that was located on the banks of a river or using the river as a base point for transportation and communication.
disease acquired by many people in a given area in a short time
new conditions and people with little or no resistance to disease
disease constantly present in a population
capacity to harm
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