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1

When was the medieval period?

10th - 15th Century

2

What was a Barber Surgeon?

A dentist who carried out minor operations

3

When was the Norman Conquest?

14th October 1066

4

What is an epidemic?

a sudden widespread infectious disease

5

What is effluent?

Liquid waste

6

What is the Hippocratic Oath?

Oath taken by new doctors to help their patients.

7

What is the Doctrine of Signatures?

States that herbs that look like parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat those specific body parts

8

What is a cesspit?

A hole in the ground full of sewage

9

What is the term used to describe the burning of skin around a wound?

Cauterisation

10

What is the theory of the four humours

Blood, Phlegm, Yellow Bile and Black Bile, should be balanced with the body to prevent disease

11

Give 2 reasons why living in a town in the middle ages was unhealthy?

poor, cramped housing, human and animal waste in streets, no access to clean drinking water

12

Give 2 ways that towns tried to improve public health in the middle ages?

Wells for drinking water, fines for not cleaning street, tax for street cleaning, muck rakers, bath houses

13

How did medieval people keep healthy?

tooth picks and mouth washes, combs and brushes, chewed fennel, bath house, drinking small ale

14

If you were poor who would treat you if you became ill?

Women

15

Name 2 ways you could be treated by a Barber Surgeon?

extraction of teeth, removal of moles, etc., setting of broken bones

16

How would an Apothecary treat you?

herbs, spices, herbal potions, use of four humours being balanced

17

What did physicians use a urine chart for in the Middle Ages?

to diagnose illnesses

18

Name 2 ways that women helped treat people in the middle ages?

Midwives, herbal potions, wise women

19

What were Leeches used for?

bleeding to restore balance in the four humours

20

Give 2 reasons why John Arderne was a significant English surgeon?

removing growth from anus, battlefield surgeon, pain killing ointment, The 'Practice of Surgery' book