Dragon's Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine

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Calling to mind a time when butchers and executioners knew more about anatomy than university-trained physicians, the phrase `Medieval Medicine' conjures up horrors for us with our modern ideas on hygiene, instant pain relief and effective treatments. Although no one could allay the dread of plague, the medical profession provided cosmetic procedures, women's sanitary products, dietary advice and horoscopes predicting the sex of unborn babies or the best day to begin a journey. Surgeons performed life-saving procedures, ...

Dragon's Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine 2015, Amberley Publishing, Chalford

ISBN-13: 9781445643830

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