Early methods of prevention and disease

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  • Early methods of prevention and disease
    • infected families were broken up inside homes.
    • People held flowers by noses to prevent miasma.
    • Some took potions like Theriac.
    • Flagellants whipped themselves.
      • God was punishing them.
    • People disinfected their homes with herbs.
    • Alchemists attempted to make the 'elixir of life'.
    • Travellers spent time in quarantine.
    • Doctors wore beaks stuffed with flowers.


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