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A History of Medieval Medicine
Transcript of A History of Medieval Medicine
Medicine & Remedies
Painful Medieval Practices
Drugs, Herbs, Anesthetics
Undeveloped compared to other cultures at the time
Heavily influenced by the church
(Drilling into Skull)
Most villages had a "Wise Women"
Doctors and Barber Surgeons tended to physical injuries
Churches cared and took in the sick
Used a variety of herbs that were often poisonous
Anesthetics were sourced from collected herbs
Clysters, which were long needles stuck up the anus (aka Enema)
Hot Irons stuck up the anus for Hemorrhoids
Bloodletting with leeches or open cuts
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