14th century Medicine

Black plague

The Black Plague (yersinia pestis) killed approximately ¼ to ⅓ of Europe's population. 75-200 million people died from the Black plague. It lasted about 7 years which was when most of the deaths was happening. The Black Plague was thought to originate from Central Asia.
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Bloodletting is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were regarded as "humors" that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health.


A simple remedy people used to do for a burn a scald people would rub a snail and it's slime on the burn. Recent research has shown that snail slime contains antioxidants, antiseptic, anaesthetic, anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral properties, as well as collagen and elastin, vital for skin repair.