History of Health Care
Debbie, Angel, Shraddha, & Emaan
Ancient Times - (Date unknown as it's not recorded exactly)
- Superstition : Illness/disease was caused by supernatural spirits
- Used Herbs and plants as a medicine
Ex: Digitalis from Foxglove plant - Which was chewed to strengthen the heart
Quinine from the bark of Cinchona - Which was used to control fever,muscle spasm
2600 BC - Egyptian Imhotep describes the diagnosis and treatment of 200 diseases.
1450 BC - Hearst Papyrus was written. It's the first medical papyri of Egypt. It talks about urine, blood within the body, hair and bites from animals, bugs, etc.