Medicine in the middle ages

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    • living conditions
      • streets were covered in human and animal waste
        • disease ridden and encouraged rats
      • water was dirty and disease ridden
      • public toilets were dirty and rarely cleaned
      • most families lived in 1 room with as much as 10 people living together
    • treatment
      • doctors studied urione charts and used astrology to help diagnose and treat patients
      • hospitals were places to rest, not typically for treating infections or for terminally ill patents
    • church
      • taught that all illness was a punishment from God
      • supporting Galen's ideas
      • sick people were encouraged to pray
      • dissection was banned
    • government
      • kings and rulers had little interest ion medicine so not many people did
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