Medicine throughout time

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1. What was the role of a barber surgeon?

  • Least qualified medical professional, performed simple surgery using a sharp knife
  • Set up hospitals
  • Diagnosed illness and suggested treatments, attended university.
  • Mixed herbal remedies, gained their knowledge from experience or passed down from family members
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2. When was the Black Death?

  • 1358-9
  • 1348-9
  • 1338-9
  • 1368-9

3. Which isn't a prevention method for the Black Death?

  • Flagellation
  • Carrying sweet-smelling herbs and flowers
  • Drinking clean water
  • Quaranting houses of victims

4. What did Galen do?

  • He came up with the miasma theory.
  • He created the Four Humours theory.
  • He came up with the Theory of Opposites.
  • He made new remedies as an apothecary.


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