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To What Extent did the Roman Pubic Health and Medicine survive in the Medieval Period? Free essay! Download now

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To What Extent did the Roman Pubic Health and Medicine survive in the Medieval Period?

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To What Extent did the Roman Pubic Health and Medicine survive in the Medieval Period?

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I think that Roman public health and medicine did not survive into the Medieval Period because of war. There was war between the countries which led to bad organisation and also led to the government growing weaker and weaker which was one of the main reasons why there was no public health system in the Medieval Period as the government funded the public health system.
Children and adults began to respect education less and became less healthy as living conditions got worse because of things like less sewers which meant less nutrition to keep people nurised.
The romans were very wealthy including the government which meant that it could so sanitary building aqueducts, latrines and sewers and could also afford the public to have a respectable health. This is why I think the roman’s were very clever. The had water comissioners that would check if the water was in sufficient supply or not. They had sewers and waterworks in Roxiter. They dominated a large part of the war, as a result there was a decrease in war and an increase in trade between countries etc. Even the roman army stayed healthy and clean. The army, infact played a very big role in spreading medical knowledge and providing practical skills for training doctors.
After the collapse of the Roman empire there were tiny kingdoms with forever changing borders which led to a rapid decline in medicine and health, which did not recover till many years later.
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