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Title: ROMAN PUBLIC HEALTH


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BGS History GCSE Revision Tests
Roman Public Health
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1) Which four things made up the Roman public
health system? 4
  • AQUEDUCTS
  • PUBLIC BATHS
  • PUBLIC TOILETS
  • SEWERS

3
2) Why did the Romans think it was so important
to keep their army healthy?
  • HEALTHY ARMY
  • HEALTHY EMPIRE

4
3) As well as the army, which other group in
Roman society helped build the public health
system?
  • SLAVES

5
4) What problem had the Romans noted about
living near marshes?
  • Lots of people caught a fever as a result.
  • We know today that this is called malaria.

6
5) What did they do as a result?
  • They drained the marshes.

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6) What important link had the Romans made
which was key to explaining illness?
  • THE LINK BETWEEN DIRT AND DISEASE.
  • They had worked out that if you wanted to stay
    healthy you had to stay clean.

8
7) In the hospitals they built, the ideas of
which type of doctors dominated?
  • Greek doctors, in particular
  • Hippocrates
  • (4 Humours and Clinical Observation)
  • Galen (Treatment of the Opposites)
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