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The Wold of William Shakespeare Presentation- The Black Plague and Medication and Sanitation
Transcript of The Wold of William Shakespeare Presentation- The Black Plague and Medication and Sanitation
- bathing in vinegar and rose water
- drinking your own urine
- bleeding/bloodletting ( this was a very popular cure for many sicknesses back then, they believed that the reason someone would be sick would be because they had bad blood)
- sweet smelling herbs ( some would believe inhaling the herbs in would help and some bathed in them)
- different types of diets ( the most popular diet was no meat and/or fish) PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DID NOT MAKE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ALL CREDIT GOES TO LIAMDABESTABLE! The first evidence of the black plague ( more commonly known as the bubonic plague or black death) was in the 1300's. Most people believe that the first person to actually discover this disease was Gabriele de Mussis in 1346.This plague started in Central Asia and started spreading as the plague was highly contagious. The plague hit Europe in the mid- 1300's and instantly spread throughout the continent. The plague was very deadly and although the exact number is unknown the plague has been estimated to have killed 75-200 million people in total from the 1300's to the mid 1600's. The plague has also been estimated to have taken the lives of a third of Europe's total population. The black plague was caused because of a bacteria called yersinia pestis. The host of this deadly plague was usually the European black rat but could also be fleas ( the fleas would bite humans - pullex irritans). Farmers in the Elizabethan era were especially in danger of catching the plague because of their interacting with different animals ( a lot of different animals carried the plague after the plague started spreading). This plague had a very big impact on Shakespeare's life which you will learn more about later. Symptoms for the Black Plague:
- pain in arms/legs
- high fever
- muscle cramps
- weakness VIDEO TIME!!!!! More Facts!
-Why was it called the Black death? The people with the bubonic plague skin turned a blackish color before they died.
-At the time of the bubonic plague the plague was referred to as The Great Mortality and/or The Great Pestilence
-During the black plague many people gave up the belief of God Question Time! What is another name for the black plague?
What are 3 Symptoms for the black plague?
What were 2 remedies the people in the Elizabethan Era used to believe could cure the black plague?
What did they use to put their waste in, in the 16th century?
Why was the black plague called the black plague?
What bacteria caused the black plague?
Around how many people died between the 1300's and 1600's from the black plague?
What can we take now to cure the black plague?
How many of Shakespeare's sisters died from the black plague?
What did people in London do before the new waste system in the 1500's?
What disease did their poor sanitation system spread? BLACK PLAGUE Sanitation Medication