Modern knowledge of prehistoric medicine is based primarily on the study of fossil remains of prehistoric man and his guns; some information also provides practice of a number of surviving primitive peoples. Fossils are traces of such lesions of the skeleton as bone deformities, fractures, osteomyelitis, osteitis, tuberculosis, arthritis, rickets and osteoma. No data on other diseases, but most likely almost all modern disease existed in prehistoric times.
Primitive medicine was based on the assumption of a supernatural cause of the disease, namely malicious influence of evil spirits or sorcerers. Therefore, the treatment consisted of magical spells, charms, chants and various elaborate rituals. Evil spirits had to scare off a noise to deceive masks or change the name of the patient. Mainly used sympathetic magic (based on the belief that man can supernaturally influence of his name or representing its subject, such as an image). Magic medicine is still practiced on the Islands of Polynesia, some parts of Central Africa and Australia.
The magic medicine has given rise to quackery – apparently the first human occupation. Preserved on the cave walls in the Pyrenees CRO-magnon drawings that are older than 20 thousand years, izobretatelya-the sorcerer in the skin and with deer antlers on his head. Continue reading
Today’s life proves once again how fragile people, and not so much the soul as the body. Today, unfortunately, death happens far more often than expected. From a technical standpoint, a very reliable system that is superior in reliability to any existing. But the way of life so neestestvenno on the background of nature, as it is not able to design a person with a reliability corresponding to his daily activities, often with unpredictable events. Timely and competent first aid in various life-threatening situations allows you to save the victims life and significantly reduce the risk of disability. It often happens that a person is vital immediate medical attention. To provide her proper medical workers. And well, if they were there. And if not? In many professions associated with high risk to life (military, fire, police), in this respect there is a clear indication: the First medical assistance in the manner of self assistance . And this is one of the most difficult moments: it is necessary to provide medical care, but to provide it have not the health worker. This is not a new problem. Around the world, many non-medical professions profile provide knowledge of basic skills in first aid. It, first of all, those occupations which by nature of their activities come in contact with situations in which more often than other people are dying. A list of these occupations is quite broad. And we emphasize again that it is mainly the profession of medical profile. You are facing a difficult problem: How to help healthcare workers learn to provide the right medical assistance ? You can continue to practice visual AIDS and practice skills on simulators. Continue reading