Medicine in c1350

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1. how is an apothecary different to a physician?

  • they receive training but no medical qualifications.
  • they are women.
  • they were part of the church.
  • they were considered witches.
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2. what did a barber surgeon do?

  • bloodletting,amputating limbs, pulling out teeth,lancing boils.
  • just cut hair.
  • cared for the elderly and poor.
  • dealt with childbirth and common illnesses.

3. what did the monks and nuns use to run hospitals?

  • the money payed by the patients.
  • church donations.
  • government money.
  • public donations.

4. what did the church discourage?

  • learning at universities
  • reading
  • dissection
  • practical research

5. what did people believe about illness in the 12th century?

  • God made them ill because he was displeased or tested them.
  • they were poisened
  • something was wrong in their bodies
  • their was a scientific explanation


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