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Copy of Elizabethan Times (Medicine)


Jenny Hao

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Medicine Basic Medical Treatments in the Elizabethan era Medical beliefs in the Elizabethan era Treatment for headache: Rose, Lavender, and other sweet-fragrant herbs
Treatment for earache: Roasted onion (and it was placed inside the ear)
Treatment for stomachache: Wormwood, mint, and balm
Treatment for lung problems: Liquorices, marijuana and comfrey

Example for the recipe of home-made medicine
"Take yarrow, tansy, feather few, of each a handful, and bruise them well together, let the sick urinate on the herbs, strain them, and drink the mixture" Common diseases in the Elizabethan Era Cholera,
typhus fever,
Great Pox was common diseases in early-modern England.
Queen Elizabeth I also nearly died of smallpox in 1560 Physicians:
Only the very wealthy would receive the medical treatments of the physicians. They wore long dark robes with pointed hoods, leather gloves, boots, and even the face is covered by ghastly mask with long beaks which were filled with begamot oil.
They were inferior to the Physicans.
Only allowed to pull teeth or let blood..
The church:
The poor relied on medicine administered by the charitable churches. The different people of
medicine and their roles In the Elizabethan Era Medicine was basic; Most of doctors had no idea what caused the terrible diseases.
The Physicians paid attention to patients’ bodily fluids, called Humours.
Other belief was Astrology. - The local 'Wise Woman' was often the first person contacted by poor people. Using a combination of herbs and spells, they tried to help both people and animals. 'Wise Women' Wise women, the white witches, their knowledge of the healing properties of various plants and herbs were often passed down through the generations.

Wise women often used different kinds of herbs such as mandrake, datura, monkshood, cannabis, belladonna, henbane and hemlock ( ingredients in ointments).

Wise women were most often accused of being withces in elizabethan era.

Wise women were old, poor and unprotected as they were single woemn or widows most of the times

Wise women were disrespected and feared by elizabethan people as numbers of wise women increased
Catholic church included in definition of withcraft with knowledge of herbs as

The wise women in the Elizabethan community from the chuch were the victims only hope for a medical treatment of the Bubonic Plague. The Different MEDIACAL TREATMENT
FOR THE DIFFERENT SOCIAL CLASSES Higher Class- They went to see physicans or surgeons.
Lower Class - They made their own medicine and potions using
herbs and plants. They also relied on the church much. Work cited page <The Different Social Classes and the
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485130.html>. Trivia: the Theory of Hippocrates The Hippocratic school held that all illness was the result of an imbalance in the body of the four humours
black bile,
yellow bile
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<Teenagers in The Elizabethan Era>
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medicine-and-illnesses.htm> Unusual treatments of the desease Insect bites were because insects climb the bed legs to bite people. Therefore, they usually put buckets contain water under the each legs.
Physicians thought the reason why headache is caused is because blood is murky. Therefore, they used leeches to suck out the murky blood. 8th grader: then and now About 40% of the people died before they reached 8th grader,
while now in England, the death rate is only about 1%.
Black death
Inadequate home-made medicine
Infections from the wound Different Roles by gender in Elizabethan Era Men's Jobs Physicians
Barbers Women's Job Wise Women The physician already started the education of medicine in the universities of physician when we are 8th grader. 'those who used herbs for cures did so only through a pact with the Devil, either explicit or implicit.'
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