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Challenges and disabilities in the ancient world

By |2018-04-24T11:07:10-07:00August 16th, 2017|Medieval, Romans, Science|

(Bosch, the Ship of Fools) In the ancient and medieval worlds, many more people were physically and mentally challenged than there are in the United States, or practically anywhere, today. There were no operations to fix club feet, or cleft palates, or heart murmurs. There were no antidepressants or antipsychotics for people who heard [...]

Medicine in Medieval Europe

By |2019-03-28T06:42:08-07:00August 4th, 2017|History|

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 [...]