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6 09, 2017

History of medicine

By |2018-04-18T18:18:03-07:00September 6th, 2017|Science|0 Comments

Chinese drawing of the organs (about 1200) There are really three branches of medicine in antiquity and through the Middle Ages. One of these might be called "doctor medicine," or "scientific medicine." Doctors try to observe sicknesses and look for logical patterns. They figure out how the human body works, and from there figure [...]

6 09, 2017

Ancient diseases and doctors – History of medicine

By |2019-05-13T10:53:35-07:00September 6th, 2017|Egypt, Science|0 Comments

Greek doctor letting blood out of a patient because he believes in the four humors: history of medicine How did ancient doctors treat diseases? Ancient doctors tried to cure everyone who was sick, but they did better with some diseases than with others. The history of medicine is full of mistakes as well as [...]

4 08, 2017

Medicine in Medieval Europe

By |2019-07-15T22:23:03-07:00August 4th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Sick children from medieval Europe What sicknesses did medieval Europeans get? During the Middle Ages, most people were sick with something for most of their lives. Newborns were often born small because their mothers had not had enough to eat when they were pregnant. More about malaria What is dysentery? What are roundworms? All our medieval Europe [...]