Treatments(medieval-modern)

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What is Bloodletting?
opening of a vein to draw blood from the patient
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What are Herbal remedies ?
a medicine made from a mixture of plants
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what were the most common used treatments to balance the humours ?
-cutting the vein,placing leeches on the skin,cupping
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what is cupping?
a medieval treatment where a heated cup was placed over the bleeding skin that had been pierced by a knife to create a vacuum
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What were some methods for treating the black death in 1348-49?
Prayer,holy charms.bleeding,sniff strong herbs,lighting fires to avoid bad air
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what is aseptic surgery ?
surgery that takes place in a strict germ free enviroment
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what is antiseptic surgery ?
the removal of bacteria from an operation.Usually using carbolic acid to wash surgeons hands
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when was the germ theory published ?
1861
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what is the magic bullet ?
chemical cure that attacks microbes which cause a particular disease
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when was the first antibiotic developed ?
early twentieth century
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why was radiotherapy and chemotherapy used ?
to target and shrink tumours growing inside the body
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what were the main new machinery developments since 1900 ?
Dialyis to wash the blood of patients, prosthetic limbs, transplant surgery, keyhole surgery
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