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What Impact did the fall of The Roman Empire Have On Medicine And Public Health?

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What Impact did the fall of The Roman Empire Have On Medicine And Public Health? The fall of the Roman Empire had many effects on medicine and public health. During the era of the Roman Empire the public health and medicine had improved a lot. When the Roman Empire did fall effects which came into account were negative. This is probably due to the Romans being more organized then the other empires. The Romans were very organized people. They had built latrines and bath houses. With the Romans having latrines and bath houses this meant they could regularly take showers, which would keep them clean. Also having latrines meant that the public did not have dispose their waste never their houses or where they kept the drinking water, which meant they were hygienic. The Romans had also built aqueducts for clean water to get to different parts of the country. ...read more.

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The Romans weren't only successful with public health they were also successful with carrying on the work of the Greeks and the Egyptians. This was a good idea as they would already have some ideas which meant they did not have to think of everything for themselves. The Romans were able to do this because the Greeks wrote down their theories. However even though the Romans used the Greeks ideas they still felt superior to the Greeks, as they made the atmosphere cleaner of major towns and cities. Alexandria the capital of Egypt was important in medicine during the Greek and Roman Empire, as there was a university and library built there by the Greeks. The library there contained writing from not doctors such as Hippocrates but from doctors in India, China, Egypt and Mesopotamia. ...read more.

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In conclusion I believe that the impact of the fall of the Roman Empire was a negative impact on medicine and public health. This is because the Romans were more organized the Viking and Saxons. As the Roman Empire was quite organized they able to build facilities for the public to use which would have kept the area they live in clean and kept the themselves clean. The Vikings and Saxons ruined the work of the Roman Empire. The Romans had built house out of stone which had heated floors, the Vikings and the Saxons had destroyed this. The Vikings and the Saxons deposed their human waste in near their house which would lead to disease and illnesses. However the Romans had built latrines for the public to depose their human waste. If the ideas of the Roman Empire were continued then the public health system may not have collapsed. Anjali Badiani 10 White ...read more.

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