Kylie Sharpe Digital Product

Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Roman Medicine and Health

What is the Gateway Project? What is the Digital Product?

My class has been gifted to be able to take part in the Gateway Project. Gateway is one big mandatory assignment. The project consists of several parts, note cards, outline, rough draft, digital product, and your google site organizer. In Gateway, you research 2 ancient societies that you want to know more about. You may choose any topic you want, but you have to able to find enough information on that topic.

The Digital Product is a spin you put on your research. Your Digital Product is a more visual product of information you have learned. It includes pictures, videos, and other ocular pieces of information.

Topics Chosen

I have always been so thankful for our doctors' ability to construct medical machines, remedies, and much more. Therefore, I had selected medicines and attention to health as my topic for two ancient societies. The societies I had selected, were Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome.

Medical Training

Both Ancient Romans and Ancient Egyptians had no medical training, often relying on trial and error, when performing operations or even making remedies. They would take dead bodies and test on them, or even take some live bodies.


A lot of the diseases were going around, not in just one place of the world. Both cultures had the disease called Malaria. This disease is contracted from an Anopheles mosquito. Tuberculosis was found in both communities, and quite a few people died from it. Both societies had Typhoid fever. A lot of these diseases they had back then, are some we have now. Similar to many other societies, Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Romans had smallpox, an overwhelming contagious viral disease, with fever and pustules usually leaving permanent scars that spreads very easily.

Illnesses and Cures | Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians had very unusual ways of treating sickness. To assist in constipation, a remedy with cow milk, grains, honey, and cooked mash, would be mixed and given. You have to take this in four fragments. An antidote to cure diarrhea is, Melilot, cooked dates, and anoint mixed together. For a headache, flour, wood of wa, waneb plant, mint, horn of stag, sycamore, seeds, seeds of zart, water, mash, and some other ingredients that were not disclosed were the cure. To treat a constipated child, you boiled an old book, then used it on half of the belly. To treat the most common sickness, a cold, you would drink the milk of a mother who has given birth to a baby boy. Egypt had many more cures to sickness and sores. To help with baldness, the remedy contained of fat lion, hippo, crocodile, cat, snake, and ibex was given. Raw meat was applied to wounds. Ricinus Communis plant, added with oil, this helped with growing women's hair. A mouse cooked to cinder is was used to heal a bad cough. A mouse blanched in oil was the aid to help stop your hair from turning gray

Illnesses and Cures | Ancient Rome

Ancient Romans had a different approach on the remedies to sickness. Ancient Roman doctors used garlic because they believed it helped the heart. When your nerves “rack up” and you couldn’t control them, Ancient Roman doctors would treated you with Fennel. Fennel is a yellow-like European plant. Just like today, kids would go outside and play. When they fell down they would scrape their knee or elbow and, to make it stop hurting they would apply unwashed wool to their sore. To remedy sore eyes, they used boiled liver. If you had lung disease, Fenugreek, a white-flowered herb plant of the pea family, would be the right drug. Fenugreek is a white-flowered herb plant of the pea family. Ancient Rome many more antidotes. Technically, you can never run out of antidotes because illnesses just pop up. Silphium is the fix for fever, cough, and indigestion. It is also the fix for sore throat, aches and pains, and warts. Sage, was a religion based healer, is used by people who believed gods could heal them. Dog bites hurt, but to help tone down the pain you would apply Hyena skin to your wound. Many people are short, some too short to even be noticed, and back in Ancient Rome, they would use Willow to help a human grow. Dysentery, is an infection of the intestines, causes bad diarrhea. To help “calm,” this sickness egg yolk is what Ancient Romans would give to be treated.

Testing and Making Remedies

They would take dead bodies and test on them, or even take some live bodies. Both Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome focused on all aspects of medicine but, specifically on public health plans. Both societies used bug body parts in their antidotes proving, the worst things may be best things for you.