Medieval limitations and progress?

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What are three medieval medical procedures?
Amputation, Trepanning and Cauterisation
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Why was surgery dangerous?
Operated without painkillers, no idea that dirt carried disease, sometimes thought pus in a wound was good, could not help patients with deep wounds.
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What would a surgeons toolkit include?
Saws fpr amputation, arrow pullers, cautery irons and bloodletting knives?
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What natural anaesthetics were there?
Mandrake root, opium and hemlock, could kill the patient in excess.
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How did Abulcasis help medicine?
Wrote 30-volume medical book, invented 26 new surgical instruments and many new procedures, made cauterisation popular.
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How did Hugh of Lucca and his son Theodoric help medicine?
1267, critised the common view that pus was needed for a wound to heal, used wine on wounds, new ideas to prevent infection
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How did Mondino de Luzzi help medicine?
Lead new interest in anatomy, 1316 wrote book "Anathomia", 1315, supervised public dissections.
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How did Guy De Chauliac help medicine?
Wrote influential textbook, Great Surgery in 1363, many references to Greek and Islamic writers, opposed Theodoric of Luccas ideas.
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How did John of Arderne help medicine?
Set up "Guild of Surgeons" 1368, surgical manual "Practicia" bawsed on Greek and Arab knowledge, specialised in operations for anal abscess.
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