medicine REVISION

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  • medieval medicine REVISION
    • key people
      • Galen
        • theory of opposites
          • e.g treat a cold with a hot bath
        • believed the blood was CONSUMED
        • made many  mistake as he only dissected animals!!!
      • Hippocrates
        • theory of 4 humours
          • e.g if someone had a runny nose = too much phlegm!
          • blood, Phlegm, yellow bile, black bile
    • preventing disease
      • good diet
      • purging
      • purifying the air by carrying strong herbs
      • cleaning
      • prayer
      • regimen sanitatis - advising to live a healthy lifestyle
    • treatment of disease
      • religion
        • saying prayers
        • touching holy relics
        • going on pilgrimage
      • Balancing the 4 humours
        • purging
        • blood letting
      • zodiac
        • consulting star signs
      • theory of opposites
        • e.g treat a cold with a hot bath
    • causes of disease
      • miasma
      • suupernatural
      • sin
      • 4 humours
    • case study
      • THE BLACK DEATH 1348
        • 1st in China -> india _> europe -> England
        • 2 types!!
          • bubpnic plague - carried by rats & very common!
          • Pheumonic plague - DEADLY & caused by infected germs
        • idea of cause = miasma, God
        • Prevention
          • rub onions on buboes
          • drink vinegar
          • bleeding + purging
        • Treatment
          • pray
          • carry posies
          • physicians would test urine and pop Buboes
    • Hospital care
      • run by trained monks + nuns
        • no doctors, ONLY PRRIESTS
      • ONLY CARE FOR!! - didn't cure
        • recovery = pray for forgiveness
        • Spiritual support, not medical support!
      • Females patients must be over 50yrs - don't distract
  • Treatment
    • pray
    • carry posies
    • physicians would test urine and pop Buboes
  • 1250 - 1500

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