Transcript of Doctors In The Middle Ages.
Medieval Doctors By: Noah DuVarney Doctors diagnosed their patients by examining their blood, urine and stool. Then they determind the illness based on the balance of the humors. This is what lead to the practice of blood letting. Blood letting is cutting or applying leeches to a patient to balance out the humors. Four Humors Doctors school Doctors had to go to school six years to learn to become a doctor. When you graduate school you have a license to use scissors, razors, lancet, needles, speculums. Doctors were recognized as a professional class in 1215 and soon began to form their own guilds. Doctors didn't have much information in the Middle Ages, because all the manuscripts were in Greek. The Arabs then came along and translated the manuscripts into Latin. Some of the manuscripts were translated incorrectly which led to many mistakes. The Romans burned down the Library of Alexandria, which left many of the manuscripts destroyed. Translations Surgery Doctors learned more about surgery and anatomy by dissecting dead bodies if aloud. They also learned by the sharing of knowledge. They use scissors, razors, lancets, needles, and speculums as tools for surgery. Doctors also use ant pinchers as stitches. Doctors started to realize that the main cause of death in surgery was pain and infection. So they started to use wine and drugs and antiseptic. But most surgery was limited to the removal of cyst and cataracts. Medieval Cures For eye cataract surgery a doctor would poke a knife or needle through the patients cornea in the eye, forcing the lens out of its capsule. One way to tell if a women was pregnant was to test her urine. Most doctors didn't help give birth because the midwifes did that. If you had a stuffy nose than the doctor would must mustard and onions up the nostrils. Reference "Medicine in the Middle Ages." Medicine in the Middle Ages. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. Full transcript
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"Natural Home Cures." Medieval Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. "Questions." Medieval Cures & Diseases. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012 "Doctors." Doctors. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2012. Doctor's Clothing During the plague doctors would wear a long beak with herbs at the end, to keep them from getting sick. Normally doctors would wear the same clothes as everybody else, except they have a cloth to wipe off blood
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