The black death: Theories, ideas and treatments

A list of Theories based on belief in the supernatural, Ideas based on natural causes, treatments aimed at curing the plague and treatments aimed at stopping the plague from spreading.

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  • Created by: Emily
  • Created on: 16-04-10 19:21

Theories based on belief in the supernatural

  • An unusual positioning of the planets (astrology)
  • Jews
  • God testing people
  • Religion
  • Witchcraft
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Ideas based on natural causes

  • Fumes from volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Bad air
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Treatments aimed at curing the plague

  • Holding a piece of bread against the buboes and burying it into the ground.
  • Cutting open the buboes and draining the pus.
  • Fake potions and remedies.
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Treatments aimed at stopping the plague from sprea

  • Carrying herbs and spices to smell.
  • Not letting people enter or leave a town.
  • Tidying rubbish from the streets.
  • Fasting and praying
  • Keeping the air moving.
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bruce steele

terrible

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