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Disease and Medicine during the 1500-1600's

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Macie Randol

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Disease and Medicine during the 1500-1600's
By: Macie Randol and John Guzman

Overview
What were the common ailments that people contracted?
Causes of ailments
Who treated the illnesses?
What were the medical treatments?
What is the difference between medicine then and now?
Common Ailments
Smallpox
Measles
Tuberculosis
Scarlet fever
Syphilis
Typhus
Body lice
Plague
Malaria
Causes
Mosquitoes carried some of the diseases that many people contracted.
A lack of vitamins also cause illness
The poor were unable to get medical attention leading to further sicknesses.
Who treated the ill?
Physicians who studied at universities dealt with the most complicated injuries and diseases.
Many physicians and surgeons were not trained in a university bu by other physicians and surgeons who had been.
Midwives assisted with childbirth.
There were also traveling healers known as charlatans.
Charlatans had many different superstitions about how to heal the ill.
Treatments
Similarities between now and then.
Differences between now and then.
Citations
"Medicine." Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. Vol. 3. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 64-68. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
Patrick, James. "Medicine." Renaissance and Reformation. Vol. 3. Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish, 2007. 841+. Print.
"Renaissance Medicine | History of Medicine | PlanetSEED." Renaissance Medicine | History of Medicine | PlanetSEED. Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development, Inc., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014
"Sickness and Disease." Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. Vol. 4. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 91-92. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
Todd, John W., M.D., and Harold Scarborough. "Britannica School." Britannica School. 2014 Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 03 Feb. 2014.
The woodcut from Vesalius’s book shows an operating table and various surgical instruments used in the16th century

Most people received treatment at home, but hospitals provided care for some of the poor and ill. The level of care in hospitals varied greatly. Their mission included not only caring for the sick but also providing aid to the poor and housing disorderly people. They often excluded people with incurable or infectious diseases, such as plague or smallpox.

Today they still use home health care, and sometimes turn to plants and natural medications, to help the wounded or ill.
Today we are still learning new ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries.

As time has progressed, so has medical treatments and the technology by using scanners and other advances to aid in diagnosis.
Healthcare today is affordable for everyone, not just the wealthy.
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