Medicine - Treating the sick c1350

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  • Medically trained at university and required to pass exams
  • Diagnosed illnesses and gave treatments, or sent patients to the apothecary or barber surgeon
  • Expensive so mainly used by the wealthy
  • Very few of themwith women physicians incredibly rare


  • Received training but no medical qualifications
  • Mixed medicines and ointments based on their own knowledge
  • Cost money (but less than a physician)

Housewife Physicians

  • Usually a village "wise woman" or lady of the manor who treated local people
  • Dealt with childbirth and common injuries/illnesses
  • Mixed herb and plant remedies. Also used charms and spells
  • The cheapest and most accessible option

Barber Surgeons


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