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A Large Cat
“Take a fat cat, clean and draw out the guts. Take the grease of a hedgehog and sage and gum of honeysuckle and virgin wax. Roast it all and gather the grease and anoint him [the patient] with it.”
Early surgeries were often done by barbers without anesthesia.
Remedies were often herbal in nature, but also included ground earthworms, urine, and animal excrement.
Snail SlimeAloe VeraFreshly churned butter.
For burns and scalds “Take a live snail and rub its slime against the burn and it will heal”
For gout “Take an owl, clean and salt it. Put it in an oven and let it stand till it be burnt. And then stamp it with boar’s grease and anoint the gout therewith.”
There was a preference by many of the wealthy to see doctors from the orient. It was assumed that their knowledge was far greater than that of western science.