MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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  • MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
  • Problems
    • MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
  • Treatment
    • Problems
    • Diet
      • They did not eat enough red meat to have a high resistance to disease
    • Work
      • Housing
        • People lived in bad conditions which meant people died of common diseases
      • Fighting
        • Plague
          • Muslim medicine
            • There were many hospitals as it is in the Muslim faith to care for those in need
            • They learned about medicine from the people they conquered & read books
            • They were treated both naturally & supernaturally - examination & prayer
          • London
            • Conditions were awful and unhygienic
          • Doctors
            • They used purging, leeches, and checked a zodiac chart to select a safe date to operate on
          • Hospitals
            • Hospitals were originally Christian and set up to follow Jesus' example
          • Black Death
            • London
              • Conditions were awful and unhygienic
            • People thought it was caused by God and miasma
          • There were no real treatments except herbal remedies & people died from things such as cuts
            • Treatment
            • They did not eat enough red meat to have a high resistance to disease
            • People lived in bad conditions which meant people died of common diseases
            • Joint pain and infections were common due to the hard labour
              • Work
              • People and animals fighting was common which increased wounds
                • Fighting
                • Plague could kill livestock which meant less food and clothing
                  • Plague
                  • They learned about medicine from the people they conquered & read books
                  • There were many hospitals as it is in the Muslim faith to care for those in need
                  • They were treated both naturally & supernaturally - examination & prayer
                  • Used the Theory of the Four Humours but apart from that did not know much. Mostly, surgeons were not very well trained
                    • Doctors
                      • They used purging, leeches, and checked a zodiac chart to select a safe date to operate on
                  • Hospitals were originally Christian and set up to follow Jesus' example
                  • The seriously ill were not allowed in because they needed too much attention but the poor and slightly ill were
                  • Leper houses, almshouses and monasteries also looked after the siick but their treatments were mostly supernatural
                  • Bubonic & Pneumonic plague
                  • People thought it was caused by God and miasma

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