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Medicine In The Middle Ages

How much do you know about medical treatments from the middle ages?

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  1. What was the main ingredient in a treatment for a throat infection?

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    Honey
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    A Large Cat
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    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.”

    A Large Cat
  2. If a doctor was unavailable, who would step up to help patients?

    unavailable doctor

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    Nurse
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    Veterinarian
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    Barber
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    Wrong!

    Barber

    Early surgeries were often done by barbers without anesthesia.

    Barber
  3. True or False: Many remedies included patients drinking their own urine.

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    True
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    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True!

    Remedies were often herbal in nature, but also included ground earthworms, urine, and animal excrement.

    True!
  4. What was commonly used to treat burns?

    Simple burn on arm

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    Snail Slime
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    Aloe Vera
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    Freshly churned butter.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Snail Slime

    For burns and scalds “Take a live snail and rub its slime against the burn and it will heal”

    Snail Slime
  5. What illness was treated by cooking an owl and mixing it with boar's grease?

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    Tumors
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    Blood Poisoning
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    Gout
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    Gout

    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.”

    Gout
  6. True or False: Wealthy patients preferred doctors from China.

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    True
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    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    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.

    True
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