This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Middle Ages: Medical Treatments. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Medieval Medicine was extremely basic in an era when terrible illnesses such as the "Black Death" were killing nearly one third of the population. Physicians had no idea what caused the terrible illnesses and diseases.
The Catholic Church believed that illnesses were a punishment from God for sinful behavior. There were no Antibiotics during the Medieval times of the Middle Ages and it was almost impossible to cure illness and diseases without them.
Medicines in Medieval Times were made from herbs, spices and resins. The medicine was applied in drinks, pills, washes, baths, rubs, poultices, purges and ointments. Medical treatment was available mainly to the wealthy, and those living in villages rarely had the help of doctors, who practiced mostly in the cities and courts. Remedies were often herbal in nature, but also included ground earthworms, urine, and animal excrement.
The presentation covers the following:
Health and Hygiene
Myths and Superstitions
The Four Humors
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