GCSE History Medieval Medicine - prevention of disease

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  • Prevention  of disease
    • Disease caused by God
      • Prayer to God / Saint for forgiveness or protection
        • Most common & least effective
      • Be faithful to God
    • Miasma
      • Burn sweet smelling things to drive away the miasma
        • Burning of herbs - limited effect
        • The fires would have prevented fleas going near people close to them
    • Quarantine - very effective
      • However can only barricade once symptoms show
    • Regimine Sanitatus
      • Limited success but overall worked for minor disease due to improved hygiene
    • Astrological signs and charms
      • Believed would ward off evil spirits & the miasma
      • Useless
      • Church outlawed it


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