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The Cult of Asclepios
What the Cult of Asclepious was
The impact of natural approaches to medicine in Greece
What Am I Learning Today: All â€“ To understand the impact of religion Most â€“ To examine the conflict between religion and natural approaches to medicine A Few â€“ To analyse the importance of Hippocrates in limiting supernatural approaches to medicine . What Am I Looking For?
Task You are an Ancient Greek who has travelled to the Asclepion at Cos. Write a letter to your friend about the temple and about your experiences. Have you been cured of your illness? Time on task â€“ 15 mins
The importance of religion
What does the cult of Asclepios tell you about the role of religion and its impact on medicine in Ancient Greece?
Why do you think so many believed in such ideas when natural approaches to medicine were being developed?
Time 10 mins
The Theory of the Four Humours
Write the title The Theory of the Four Humours
Use the History of Medicine work books and complete tasks 1, 2 and 3. or
You can use the fill in the gaps exercise on pg. 12 but you still need to draw the diagram.
Time 15 mins
This topic and its influence will be the topic for section A of your Medicine Exam so remember it well.
Write the title Hippocrates the Father of Medicine
Use the History of Medicine work books and create a speech by Hippocrates. This is because Hippocrates did not write down his ideas, but rather his followers did in the Hippocratic Corpus (The Body of Hippocratic Ideas)