Renaissance Medicine
Renaissance medicine was used for curing sickness and disease. Sometimes the medicine wasn’t even healthy for you.
The medicine included special diets, fasting, resting, and herbal treatment with plants such as quinine, which is contained in the bark of a Quina tree and used to treat malaria. Tobacco was thought to have medical properties, but actually was responsible for many deaths. Laundaum an opium-based painkiller was prescribed for many disorders. Sometimes when someone’s humors (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) were bled. This form of treatment caused massive blood loss, which made the patient weaker. Physicians thought that even the position of the planets affected someone’s health.
The most highly skilled physicians went to universities and medical schools where they learned to diagnose treat and sometimes how to carry out surgery. Physicians began to learn more about the human body. Andreas Vesalius and Leonardo Da Vinci dissected human bodies.
The medicine in the Renaissance is important because it helped the medicine technology what it is today.
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Quina tree Tobacco plant 2 people being 1 being bled
and 1 being told to do about his sickness