Medieval medicine

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Medieval medicine

Dark ages (500-1000)- Roman empire collapsed and so did civillisation in Europe. Europe was overun by goths and vandals. Trade and education were very limited, ideas of previous doctors were forgotten and so was the training of doctors.

1000 were the high middle ages in which Europe became more peaceful. 

Trade and wealth expanded 

Wealth povided school and universities, travel was now possible and ideas could be spread 

Doctors were trained and espected to go to top universities they were taught dissection. They could often watch professers pefrom dissections. 

Old and new: 

They believed in blood letting (like the theory of the four humors), that doctors should behave at a high standard and keep patients secret(hyppocratic


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