Middle Ages

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  • Middle Ages
    • Healers
      • Monks and nuns in monasteries and other religious hospitals.
      • Barber surgeons.
      • Doctors for the rich.
      • Women in homes, wise women, midwives for childbirth.
    • Causes
      • Poor hygiene in cramped towns
      • Injuries from fighting in battles
      • Plagues such as the Black Death
    • 500AD - 1500AD
    • Factors for change
      • Religion.
        • Hindered - both major religions at the time banned dissection.
        • Helped - it was a religious duty to care for the sick.
      • War.
        • Helped surgeons - gave them a lot of practice.
        • Harmed - the public health systems were destroyed.
    • Explanations
      • Natural
        • Bad airs and smells.
        • Imbalance of the four humours.
      • Supernatural
        • Sent by God as punishment.
        • Astrology
    • Treatments
      • Natural
        • Use of opposites and four humours (bleeding, purging).
        • Herbal remedies
      • Supernatural
        • Praying to God for forgiveness.
        • Self beating.

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