Medieval medicine

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  • Medieval medicine 1000-1500
    • People who treated the sick
      • Doctors
        • very few
        • Charged fees which many could not afford
        • treated using Hippocratic and Galenic methods
          • British textbooks eg, Compendium medicine (C1230)
          • Islamic textbooks eg, Canon of medicine
      • barber surgeons
        • blood letting
        • minor surgery based on experience
      • herbalists
        • in monasteries used herbal treatments and bloodletting
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    • Belief in natural and supernatural cures
      • natural
        • Galenic methods (the four humours theory) as the Christian church approved of Galen as he had also believed in one God
        • Charms, prayers and astronomy
    • How did Christianity affect it?
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