Medicine In The Middle Ages

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Medicine in Medieval Europe was basic and mainly based on superstition. During this era, medical knowledge was very low, and very ineffective but it gradually became stronger and built up along the way. Medicine in that time included many herbal remedies as well as poor surgeries and links to astrology. Many of these ideas and beliefs soon developed therefore, growing the knowledge.
How and Who Influenced/ Discovered Medicine In the Medieval Era, the medical knowledge from Greece and Rome was replaced by estimation and folklore. But in the 14th Century, many medical universities adapted and developed the knowledge of medicine. Many debates were taken by the students, judging the theories of Galen. The Church then agreed with Galen’s theories and prohibited further investigation with Galen. It was difficult to learn as the Church stopped dissection of human bodies which led to many mistakes and errors due to lack of knowledge.
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The average life expectancy of people who lived in the medieval era was about thirty to forty years. Before the age of five, many children had as there was very low medical knowledge. The wealthy were able to live a few years longer as they were able to afford a trained doctor. However, the ordinary people or the poor had to rely on the herbal medicine and the cures from the ‘wise woman’ as they could not afford a professional doctor. Medical knowledge was very low and little, therefore, medicine in Medieval Europe did not benefit the people as well as assist
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