Dark Ages, Middle Ages&Reniassance

Victoria Bartell, Tamera Robinson, Logan Mclaughlin

Dark Ages

- No medical accomplishments

- Superstition crept back

- Believed disease was punishment from gods

- Performed ceremonies as healing practices

- Witch Doctors

- Monks



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Middle Ages

- Medical universities were created

- Renewed interest in medical practices

- Arab physicians used chemistry to advance pharmacology

- Arabs began requiring physicians to pass examinations and obtain licenses

- Hospitals were created

- Bloodletting and leeches were used to drain blood

- French Barbers were used as surgeons

- No antiseptics

- Rhazes

- Theodoric Borgognoni (created the way of treating cuts, instead of leaving it and proved Greek theories wrong)

- Bubonic plague killed 75% of the population



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Some Practices of the Middle Ages


- Dissection of the human body led to a better understanding of anatomy and physiology

- Invention of the printing press

- 1st anatomy book

- Andreas Vesalius

- Michelangelo

- Leonardo Da Vinci (important people)

- Believed things worked around the body, and blood

- William Harvey (health care worker)

- Dissection (trend) which led to proving Leonardo's drawings accurately of the human body


- "Too much sanity may be madness. And madness of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." Miguel de Cervantes

- "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning to die." Leonardo Da Vinci



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