Medical Masters of the World

Contributor: Brian Anthony. Lesson ID: 11051

Pay tribute to the medical masters who worked to help people live longer and healthier lives. Which medical advances may have been overturned by other scientists? Which do we incorporate even today?


Life Science, World

learning style
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Otter, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Are you grateful for the ease with which you can now treat common ailments with over-the-counter medicines?
  • Have you ever wondered how our ancestors managed to survive without them?

Explore the fascinating medical breakthroughs throughout history that have revolutionized the way we think about health and disease, and discover the incredible discoveries of medical masters who dedicated their lives to making people healthier.

Imagine what it was like to be sick in ancient times. There were no hospitals, no pharmacies, and people didn't even know what germs were!

If you got sick, your treatment options were limited, and death could result from illnesses and conditions considered minor today.

In the face of those challenges, a few individuals decided to work toward solutions and journey down the long road of medical science.

Read about Ancient Medicine to learn more and take notes to answer the following questions.

  • What did people know about illness in each place?
  • What treatments did they use?
  • What medical advancements did they make?

After reading the article, reflect on these questions.

  • What did these ancient medical systems have in common?
  • How were they different from one another?

Continue to the Got It? section to become familiar with these medical giants.

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