- Historic Period: Around 2,500 to 2,000 BCE – Ancient Sumeria, Greece, Egypt, & China
Most of what we know about modern medicine isn’t too far off from the original ideas ancient people had. Of course, some stuff changed for us due to the technology of our time, the knowledge we developed, and obviously modern medications. Early biology was studied by ancient Greeks and Chinese people as well as anatomy. Medicine came into play to help people with the use of specific herbs and natural substances. People would use these natural remedies for sicknesses and even injuries. Medications like this technically began with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese. Although Sumeria has the oldest known medical text, which dates back to 2,500 BCE. However, as we know, things would eventually expand in a major way within this field.