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The Museum at Alexandria: (check all that apply)
Was funded by Roman senators
attracted scholars from all over the Greek world
Contained a famous Library
was a tourist attraction for dinosaur enthusiasts.
Hippocrates was: (check all which apply)
the founder of medical science
a famous anatomist
An Egyptian priest of Isis
A Greek doctor
Alexandria was a particularly good place for studying anatomy because:
It was acceptable to dissect mummies from the numerous pyramids.
Egyptians had gained a limited knowledge of anatomy
Since it was a large city, there were plenty of people on whom to practice medicine.
The Museum contained vast stores of knowledge on anatomy
An Alexandrian anatomist
A Greek inventor
A Roman senator
An American idiot
did not understand anything about anatomy
put great emphasis on hygiene, diet, exercise, and bathing
could preform heart transplants
believed that only the gods could cure a sick person.
In the first century AD a doctor would be able: (check all which apply)
to treat minor ailments with medicine
to perform minor surgery, such as tonsillectomy
to tie veins and arteries
to set broken bones
Every prescription of doctors of the 1st century AD was useful.
False: Doctors of the 1st century AD did to prescribe any medicine
False: A 1st century doctor was only allowed to treat broken bones
False: many prescriptions were useless, some were harmful.
The second of three wives each Roman might have.
an untrained slave-girl, who would help in bathing Roman women
female doctors who aided women in childbirth
Greek doctors who prescribed birth control
Greek doctors like Petro:
Were incredibly uncommon, only the wealthiest citizens could see them.
insisted on cleanliness, because they disliked seeing viscera.
insisted on cleanliness, because they wanted to reduce the chance of infection.
Were unaware that unclean tools could cause infection.
The book Elements: (check all which apply)
was written by Euclid
summarized all knowledge of geometry up to that point
was used as school textbook until relatively recently
was written in Latin, so that only Romans could read it.
Thought that the world was flat
helped Euclid write Elements
calculated the circumference of the earth remarkably accurately.
circumnavigated the globe.
Alexandrian astronomers proposed a heliocentric model of the earth.
False: Alexandrian astronomers believe the earth was the center of the universe
False: Astronomy was not studied in Alexandria, only in Babylon
False: Alexandrian astronomers only calculated the distance between the earth and the sun.
All ancient scholars were male.
False: only women could become scholars
False: Men and women were educated in equal numbers in Alexandria
False: There were a few documented female scholars.
The steam turbine
The water heater
The flush toilet