medicine in the middle ages

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did medicine and health grow worse in the middle ages?
after the fall of the Roman empire bits of medical knowlage was lost along with roman practical skills this hindered medical progress.
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did the church help or hinder medical progress?
Christianity was a growing power. churches told people how to live. the pope was scared that new medical ideas would challenge the church. so every new idea was checked with the bible. monasteries controlled medical knowledge.
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did the church agree with galen and his teachings?
the church defended galen because they were linked with god. even though they were wrong the church made people learn it so no new ideas were learnt. the church also banned dissection to defend galen work.
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what did people think cause the black death?
commen sense reasons such as the toilet smelling, 4 humours, movement of planets, god and the devil and invisible fumes or poisons.
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how did people explain disease?
for centurys people thought there was a link between dirt and disease. in the late 1600's a dutch clock maker called Anthony Von Leeuwenhoek built the first microscope this later helped the discovery of micro organisms.
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was there improvement in medicine
in the late
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