In reading the summary of the article, the authors first go into detail regarding how
the study of medicine has occurred, which directly relates to the evolution of surgery.
Based on skeleton examination, cave-paintings and mummies the study of prehistoric medicine tells that the surgical experience dated with skull trepanning, male circumcision, and warfare wound healing. In prehistoric tribes, medicine was a mixture of magic, herbal remedy, and superstitious beliefs practiced by witch doctors. (Dobanovacki, et al 28).
Surgery is dated back to the first recording being on clay tabl...
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... in which the relationship was further investigated. Mesopotamian surgery had correlations to Greek medicine; however, there is no direct link between the two. Greek surgery was mostly influenced by Egyptian surgery. The Greeks made a great array of medical advances. Eventually, the Greeks were overturned by the Romans, who took many of the Greek physicians and scholars and made them their own. The Romans had a very significant impact on surgery in today’s medical world. As an example, some of the scalpels that were used then have similar shape and function as they today. Dobanovacki’s article “Surgery Before Common Era” had an informative basis for the evolution of surgery in B.C.E., which demonstrated the different impacts war and overtaking civilizations had on the continuing development of medical practices, which impacts even today’s surgical procedures.
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