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10 thoughts on “Medieval Medicine

  1. says:

    Fascinating read.I have learned so much I can t believe how ignorant I was about the Middles Ages.This book totally debunked all the myths I had regarding medicine, hospitals, surgery, anesthesia and mental illness during this time.I had no idea that women were not only allowed but encouraged to attend a university for medicine, in fact there were many female professors as well Add to that, the Benedictines were also in support of women doctors and surgeons as well Go figure Hospitals were not dingy or dirty but spacious with lots of light and air Washing hands and sterilizing were known, hell they even had specialists Dentisits, optomotrists even cosmetic surgery.Mind you, most of the information is localized to Italy and France, with mention of course about the Greeks, Romans,and Arabs But the main medical universities were in Salerno, Bologna and Southern France Montepellier.I loved this book.The reason for the lowered stars is that the author occassionaly quotes people in their original Olde English which I had difficulty understanding I also felt that there were things mentioned referenced that were not expanded on The author assumed it was common knowledge.I guess people like me who aren t very educated regarding these things, would be a little lost sometimes.There also seems to be illustrations missing from my ebook version which I found upsetting, but all in all those illustrations weren t terribly necessary.Anyway, great book for.99 This would be a great reference book for authors.


  2. says:

    This book read almost like an in depth series of book reviews about all the various medical texts from Medieval Europe I skimmed parts of it, but the overall result was interesting, because it wasn t what I expected Medieval physicians had years of training, surgeons performed complicated surgeries, and women had access to extensive medical education and careers The author mentions that there s an underlying assumption that mankind s knowledge has progressed linearly since the Renaissance, but that s not entirely accurate On average, medieval hospitals were cleaner and healthier than hospitals from 1600 1850 Women certainly had opportunities back then than they did for centuries after the author mentions one part of that was the heavy involvement of monasteries in caring for the sick and they knew women could care for the sick because they had seen women doing it for a very long time There were certainly some odd and dangerous ideas around bleeding patients, for example , but there were also knowledgeable medical professors I d much rather be alive today but given the choice between medieval times in, say, Salerno, versus the early industrial revolution as a poor factory worker in London well, maybe the dark ages weren t quite so dark Other than the plague and the constant wars and all that other awful stuff.


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