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  Medieval medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrology played a important part in Medieval medicine; most educated physicians were trained in at least the basics of astrology to use in their practice.
Medieval medicine was an evolving mixture of the scientific and the spiritual (Including divination).
The underlying principle of medieval medicine was the theory of humours.
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 Medieval life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An examination of the major themes in medieval life, from birth to death, from language to performing arts, from country life to town life, from the structure of the universe to folktales.
This section examines the nature of time in medieval society, from how people saw the past, to the rhythms of the day, week, month and year in the present, to how people saw and predicted the future.
Medieval people saw the physical and spiritual world around them in a very different way than we do today.
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 Article: Misconceptions about Medieval Medicine: Humors, Leeches, Charms, and Prayers, by Michael Livingston
Likewise, a phlegmatic individual might be given a special medicine (we might call many of these potions given their ingredients) that was hoped to act as an expectorant, encouraging the coughing up of phlegm, or told to wrap up in a warm bed and drink a lot of dry red wine.
Medieval medicine was not primitive, simplistic, crude, or ignorant.
In addition to a course on medievalism (focusing primarily on J.R.R. Tolkien), this spring he is teaching a seminar on medieval medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine: "Bleeding the Patient Dry: Medicine in the Middle Ages (not a practicum!)." His previous publications in Strange Horizons can be found in our Archive.
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 The Limitations of Medieval Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The practice of medicine in the medieval period was limited by several factors; some of these were religious beliefs, a lack of scientific knowledge, the absence of formalized training and the influences of traditional practice.
Many of the roots of medieval medical knowledge were based on the classical learning of the ancient Greeks and what they believed the human body was like, with ideas such as the heart being the control centre for the body's activities not the brain.
The reservations shown by the church towards a scientific approach to medicine, as mentioned previously, meant that much of the study of the human body undertaken during the medieval period was conducted in the eastern, Islamic cultures.
www.dicksonc.act.edu.au /Showcase/ClioContents/general/medicine.html   (1170 words)

 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
However, rather than approach the medieval medical community from a positivistic framework in which the medieval doctor is a primitive reflection of our modern doctor, some historians have adopted a social constructionist viewpoint in which they attempt to evaluate the medieval medical community as part of a larger social system.
To do medieval medicine justice, it is necessary to reconstruct the development of this system in relation to health and illness.
While both medieval and modern medicine have a similar emphasis on the lifestyle causes of illness, medieval medicine's difference lies in its idea that certain sins could cause certain illnesses.
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 Medieval Medicine
To a medieval mind, the distinction between natural and supernatural was not always very clear.
The underlying principle of medieval medicine were four humors - fl bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood.
Medieval medicine, for most part, was very forgiving about who practiced and who healed.
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 Medieval Medicine
The medieval period is normally not associated with advances in technology, nor with contributions that benefit society.
Medicine of that era was strongly influenced by superstition and the doctrine of the Christian church, and did not have much foundation for practical application.
By the end of the Medieval period, the barber surgeons had a distinguished place in society and were very well established (most because of the significantly lower rates they charged than the doctors) (Gottfreid 108) (Margotta 66).
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 Russian Medieval Medicine
Medicine was largely in the hands of folk healers until the 11th century.
Serious monastic medicine did not begin to develop in the west until the monastery of Montecassino was founded by St. Benedict of Nursia in 529.
During the Mongol period, as power shifted to the north, medicine was largely in the hands of monks (and folk healers).
www.strangelove.net /~kieser/Russia/medicine.html   (1899 words)

 ::Health and Medicine in Medieval England::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Health and medicine in Medieval England were very important aspects of life.
For many peasants in Medieval England, disease and poor health were part of their daily life and medicines were both basic and often useless.
Medieval peasants had been taught by the church that any illness was a punishment from God for sinful behaviour.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /health_and_medicine_in_medieval_.htm   (1031 words)

 Medieval Medicine
While medicine all but stagnated in the 13th century, surgery advanced by leaps and bounds - Roger of Salerno's book was extant by 1170 and was full of practical experience, although based largely on Constantine.
Licenses for women to practice medicine that are preserved in the Archive of Naples make no limitations on their practice, but do emphasize the propriety and suitability of women treating women's diseases.
Women were evidently also practicing medicine and surgery in France on the evidence of a 1311 edict, and later edicts, that forbade women to practice medicine without being examined by a standard board of appointed masters.
www.strangelove.net /~kieser/Medieval/medicine.html   (2978 words)

 Medieval Islamic Medicine - History for Kids!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was during the Islamic empire that the first big scientific advances in medicine were made.
Medieval Islamic doctors were especially good at treating eye infections and eye problems like cataracts.
The most famous was the "Canons of Medicine," which is an encyclopedia of diseases, naming their causes and their symptoms, and suggesting treatments.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/islam/science/medicine/index.htm   (527 words)

 Islamic Medical Manuscripts: Medieval Islam
Medicine was a central part of medieval Islamic culture.
Islamic medicine was built on tradition, chiefly the theoretical and practical knowledge developed in Greece and Rome.
Likewise, medieval and early modern scholars in Europe drew upon Islamic traditions and translations as the foundation for their medical enterprise.
www.nlm.nih.gov /hmd/arabic/med_islam.html   (586 words)

 Medieval & Renaissance Medicine
Myth: Medieval medicine had no rational basis, but was merely a collection of superstitions.
Medieval medicine was clearly divided between intrusive scholastic medicine practiced by male physicians and holistic herbal treatments prescribed by village wisewomen.
Medicine was an arcane art in period, and ordinary people were not encouraged to learn medical knowledge.
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 Pain and medieval medicine
The medieval iconography of saints' tortures, with their sharp contrast between the painful nature of the torture and the ecstatic faces of the sufferers, is a powerful one to the modern viewer.
It was a common complaint brought to healers by their patients, and the university-trained physicians from the newly established schools of medicine needed to provide a theoretical and practical response to those demands.
By 1300, medicine had become one of the four branches of institutional knowledge taught and learnt at the European universities - and, furthermore, a successful one.
www.wellcome.ac.uk /en/pain/microsite/history2.html   (1692 words)

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 History of medicine. The Middle Ages.
Medicine in the middle ages was dominated by religion.
The biggest challenge to medieval medicine came in the form of the Black death, or Bubonic Plague.
During the middle ages, the only treatments were superstitious remedies, prayer, herbal medicines and recipes for clearing the air of miasma or poison.
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Medieval doctors often found themselves less subservient to the Church than to astrology and numerology.
Doctors may have attended courses at an early school of medicine, with the most famous medieval medical school found in Salerno, Spain.
After five years of study and two exams, a medieval student could earn a license to practice medicine.
www.medieval-life.net /doctors.htm   (216 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | The medical world of medieval monks
The excavations at Soutra have also unearthed fragments of pottery vessels that were once used for storing medicines such as an analgesic salve made from opium and grease and treatment for parasitic and intestinal worms.
He said that the methods used were considered controversial by some archaeologists, because they do not find direct evidence of the medicine in use, but their findings were always corroborated by other experts.
Tony Busettil, regus professor of forensic medicine at Edinburgh University who corroborated the Soutra find, said the bone had ridges on it, which indicated that the man had walked on the side of his foot.
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 Medicine, Magic and Monks
From references throughout his works, it is obvious that he was similarly interested in many other branches of science, including medicine, physics, and alchemy, that esoteric art known best for its quest for the philosopher’s stone and attempts to turn base metal into gold.
He wrote a number of treatises on general medicine and surgery, including these works on phlebotomy and on the cure of anal fistula, one of the deadliest operations in medieval surgery.
The link between astrology and medicine is typified in the ‘zodiac man’, a representation of celestial influence on the human body found in hundreds of medieval medical manuscripts.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/chaucer/medicine.html   (2117 words)

 Medieval Medicine: Introduction and Index at Mostly Medieval - Exploring the Middle Ages
Medicine during the medieval era was multi-faceted, relying on the skills of several classes of practitioners.
Medieval physicians followed the Greek belief that the body was made up of four humors: sanguine (blood), choler, phlegm and melancholia.
The situation was amplified over the centuries resulting in religious persecution and witch hunting which ultimately led to the execution of thousands of folk healers who were so skilled that they were thought to have a pact with the devil.
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 Medieval page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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All the children born half died before they reached the age of five from infectious diseases and the many illnesses.
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 Medicine in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Medicine during the Medieval period changed in a number of ways, often for the worse.
Medieval Europe was a place that placed less importance on the value of Public Health facilities.
Through a lack of care, or a lack of ability to maintain the aqueducts et al built by the romans, medieval Europe became a place where medical practice was in places regressing rather than progressing.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /medievalmedicine.htm   (304 words)

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 medieval medicine -- medieval medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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