In medieval medicine, there were often practices that modern people may find very strange. However, some of these strange remedies aren’t actually that outlandish. Medieval doctors believed that the human body was a microcosm. Hence the methods of treatment, which, although they are of great interest, but their effectiveness would not be worth checking.
1. The gizzard swallows against epilepsy
This procedure has become famous thanks to the English doctor of medicine of the 14th century John Hadeshen, who wrote in his treatise the following: Continue reading
Acoustic levitation and other ancient medical practices.
Chinese medicine, visceral therapy, and ritual shamanism are often considered pseudosciences. But in fact, these are very ancient practices that have existed for thousands of years. However, due to the increased interest in them around the world, scientists are currently conducting a huge amount of scientific research to try to discover whether there is truth in this strange ancient knowledge. Continue reading
Harsh and merciless medieval medicine.
In the XV century, a book called Fasciculus Medicinae was created, which at that time served as a universal medical reference and contained a description of methods for treating various ailments. Not so long ago, this folio was published online by the new York medical Academy. Here is the most interesting thing from the life of doctors who lived 500 years ago. Continue reading