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Who treated the sick?
- Barber Surgeons
- Wise Women
- Monks in monastries
- Trained doctors
Types of treatments.
- Clinical observation
- Balancing the four humours
- Checking the position of stars
- Lacking scientific knowledge
- Medical training involved reading Church approved texts
Influence of Hippocratates.
- Emphasisis the importance of clinical observation
- Therory of the Four Humours and the need to balance them.
- Bleeding was a popular treatment.
The Four Humours.
- Yellow Bile
- Black Bile
InInfluence of Galen
- Dissected animals
- Believed in design theory
- Church banned people from questioning his work
- Gladiator School allowed him to develop his techniques
- He stressed the importance of of listening to a patients pulse
Influence of the Church.
- Taught that illness was sent as a punishment from God
- Controlled universities
- Banned human dissection
- Recommended pilgramages
- Arrested monk Roger Bacon for suggesting that doctors should do orignial research and not trust old books
- Set up over 700 hospitals
Function of Hospitals.
- Mainly a place for people to rest and recover
- Linked to monastries
- Monks provided nursing care
- Offered herbal treatments
- Had phsyic gardens
How Islamic medicine was more advanced than the West
- Islamic doctors wrote medical texts- spread to Britain via crusaders and trade
- Avicenna wrote the Canon of Medicine which remained as an important text
- It listed the medical properties of 760 differnt drugs
- Hospitals treated patients and trained doctors
Medieval surgical procedures.
- Anasthetics included: mandrake root, opium…