Many Romans also used to look to their many Gods to cure disease. Roman doctors looked more to prevent disease rather than for ways to cure it. However the Romans had a large number of remedies for illness. A Roman army doctor named Dioscorides assembled a list of over 500 herbal remedies, including unwashed wool for sores, egg yolk for dysentery and boiled liver for sore eyes. During the middle ages, people still used Galen’s ideas and Dioscorides book of herbal cures, along with religion.
Chickenpox (or chicken pox) is a highly contagious disease caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV).It usually starts with vesicular skin rash mainly on the body and head rather than at the periphery and becomes itchy, raw pockmarks, which mostly heal without scarring. Chickenpox is an airborne disease spread easily through coughing or sneezing of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. A person with chickenpox is infectious one to two days before the rash appears. They remain contagious until all lesions have crusted over (this takes approximately six days). Immunocompromised patients are contagious during the entire period as new lesions keep appearing.
He said this as he thought that better nutrition increased the resistance against infections and helped our immune systems to fight them. Although this seems logical, critics say that he doesn’t explain why females, who receive a smaller share of food, lived longer than males. Also how it doesn’t explain why infectious diseases such as measles rose. In the 1950’s improved medical knowledge, techniques and organisations helped to reduce the amounts of deaths. This was due to advances in not just the medical practice but the actual medicine used, for example there were advances in antibiotics.
Medical training kind of got better in the Middle Ages because doctors could train in purpose built universities were ran by the church. This was bad because the church adopted the teaching of Galen and Hippocrates. So students would attend lectures and read books by Galen and Hippocrates, dissections were also led by their books. The unfortunate thing is that in roman times dissection was not allowed, meaning a lot of their work was wrong. One of the senior students would read out something like ‘the heart has 5 valves’ when it has actually only got 4.
During the infection, the body’s immune system will create antibodies which fights the virus. This usually results in life long immunity to the chicken pox virus. • It is uncommon for a person to be affected by chicken pox more than once. • Chicken pox is usually an infection that affects children but can affect adults if they did not have chicken pox as a child. What causes it?
The virus can be found on the surface of the skin, cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, head of penis, mouth and throat. Since it is found in so many places it can easily be spread. HPV is not curable but is preventable. With people knowing this why is the vaccine intake rate so low? Is it because we don’t even know what HPV is or maybe it’s because we are not informed about the vaccine, or could it be we know about the vaccine but it’s too expensive for the average person?
Due to limited, illnesses could be treated in a variety of ways depending on one’s personal beliefs. Those who were religious believed pleasing God to be the solution to their ailments. Those who held scientific teachings of the time to be true searched for solutions in herbalism and other practices more similar to those which we use today in the face of illness. We are able to gain knowledge of how people in the middle ages responded to illness both through scientific texts, such as Avicenna's The Canon of Medicine, and through literature geared towards a broader audience such the many works by Shakespeare and Chaucer's work The Canterbury Tales. The Black Death had a huge impact on all aspects of Medieval society.
Doctors can only speculate what causes it and why it affects everyone differently. Not only does this disease affect those afflicted by it, but their families as well, changing lives forever. Jean-Martin Charcot first identified Multiple Sclerosis in 1868. The name Multiple Sclerosis literally means “scar tissue in multiple areas” namely in the area between the spinal column in the brain and the brain itself. Though he did not know what caused it, Charcot was able to write down a full description of the disease.
That’s only one of the many deformities of Sickle Cell Anemia. With “Sickle Cell Anemia the sickled shaped red blood cells blocks the blood flow in the blood vessels of limbs and organs which causes serious infections and organ damage” (BlackDoctorInc. Page 1).This disease is an inherited disease which is most common in African Americans and people from the Middle East. Sickle Cell Anemia has come a long way from when it was founded in 1910 there is no cure yet but Doctors are finding ways to live day to day with this disease while still looking for a cure. “The disorder we call “Sickle Cell Disease” often abbreviated as SCD, had been present in Africa for at least five thousand years and has been known by many names in many tribal languages.
Likewise, during the 20th century, when health officials have found victims of typhoid, they offered them related treatments and instead of isolating from the community, they respected their freedom and suggest them to avoid contact with others so they can stop transmitting typhoid to others. ---------In the event of an infectious emergency, most of the time the public health system is successful in controlling the situation, but in some cases they do fail as well. In 1947, a free mass vaccination effort was authorized by the New York City Health Department, which resulted in a lower mortality rate in New York City. In “‘BE SAFE.BE SURE.’: New York City’s Experience with Epidemic Smallpox”, Judith Walzer Leavitt explains, “ the Board of Health had learned to value citizen cooperation and to seek it in broadly acceptable ways, largely through publicity and convincing arguments” (415). The public health officials had spread the awareness about smallpox vaccination in New