History: Medicine and Surgery (1000-1500 AD Medieval)

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Medieval (1000-1500 AD) Beliefs- Imbalance of the four humours. Galens work was still followed as it did not question power of the Church Miasma with the notion that smells caused disease, the idea came from overcrowded cities where diseases and smells were rife Astrology and the Church made many believe disease was a punishment from God Characters- Bacon stated physician should do their own research and not to just rely on Galen Ibn Sinna was a Muslim in Spain who wrote a million-word medicine textbook Rhazes was a Muslim who wrote an accurate description of the measles and smallpox Ibn Nafis…


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