Medieval Medicine and Disease, 1st Edition

  • Toney Allman
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  • ISBN-10: 1601526571
  • ISBN-13: 9781601526571
  • DDC: 610.9409
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book discusses how with no scientific knowledge to guide them, people of medieval times believed that diseases were supernatural phenomena or punishments from God. Thus medical treatments were usually primitive and often horrifying. But little by little, knowledge grew—ultimately leading to a more practical and scientific approach to understanding sickness and ways to treat it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.
Important Events of Medieval Times.
Introduction: From Darkness to Light.
1: Magic, Mysticism, and Miracles.
2: Treating Injuries.
3: Women and Childbearing.
4: Sickness and Disease.
5: The Medical Profession and Hospitals Evolve.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.