Roman public health
Think about your answer to the question below as you look over the facts and ideas in the Roman section.
Why did the Romans want to develop public health?
As you read, note down when you can confirm one of the following possible answers:
"I will give you some ideas about how the army can be kept healthy, by the siting of camps, purity of water, temperature and exercise".
"pay fees to profiteers in order to save their lives").
"tiny creatures float through the air and enter the body and cause disease". Columella blamed disease on poisonous vapours from the swamps. The Water Commissioner Frontinus said that the aqueducts made the city cleaner and removed the causes of the unhealthy air.)
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