1. Health in the Middle Ages

Illness, diseases, doctors, and cures!

2. Key Terms

Health: the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor

Middle Ages: the thousand-year time period after the fall of Rome

3. Some of the main people

4. Interesting facts and statements

Performed as a last resort, surgery was known to be successful in cases of breast cancer, fistula, hemorrhoids, gangrene, and cataracts, as well as tuberculosis of the lymph glands in the neck (scrofula). (learner.org)

The most common form of surgery was bloodletting; it was meant to restore the balance of fluids in the body. (learner.org)

5. Q/A

Q1: Did they have any antibiotics?
A1: Antibiotics weren't made until the 1800's.

Q2: How was diseases spread back then, from what the people thought?
A2: They thought diseases were spread by bad odors.

7. My connection

I think that the bloodletting strategy in the Middle Ages was a bad idea, too much blood can kill someone.

8. Kiera Shaver 5th Period