The interaction between humans and their environment often leads to negative effects on the human body, mind, and spirit. Historical documents describe various diseases that have affected human beings, as well as accounts of medical treatments. Religious texts also contribute to these accounts of diseases and their management. The Bible, for example, describes how the Hebrew people understood and responded to illness, disease, and death. The accounts depict a largely prescientific view of illness. This is a view that was shared by most of the other preindustrial societies.