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  1. Dawn Dawn says:

    Fascinating readI have learned so much I can't believe how ignorant I was about the Middles AgesThis book totally debunked all the myths I had regarding medicine hospitals surgery anesthesia and mental illness during this timeI had no idea that women were not only allowed but encouraged to attend a university for medicine in fact there were many female professors as well Add to that the Benedictines were also in support of women doctors and surgeons as well Go figureHospitals were not dingy or dirty but spacious with lots of light and air Washing hands and sterilizing were known hell they even had specialists Dentisits optomotrists even cosmetic surgeryMind you most of the information is localized to Italy and France with mention of course about the Greeks Romansand Arabs But the main medical universities were in Salerno Bologna and Southern France MontepellierI loved this bookThe reason for the lowered stars is that the author occassionaly uotes people in their original Olde English which I had difficulty understanding I also felt that there were things mentionedreferenced that were not expanded on The author assumed it was common knowledgeI guess people like me who aren't very educated regarding these things would be a little lost sometimesThere also seems to be illustrations missing from my ebook version which I found upsetting but all in all those illustrations weren't terribly necessaryAnyway great book for99This would be a great reference book for authors

  2. A. L. Sowards A. L. Sowards says:

    This book read almost like an in depth series of book reviews about all the various medical texts from Medieval Europe I skimmed parts of it but the overall result was interesting because it wasn’t what I expected Medieval physicians had years of training surgeons performed complicated surgeries and women had access to extensive medical education and careers The author mentions that there’s an underlying assumption that mankind’s knowledge has progressed linearly since the Renaissance but that’s not entirely accurate On average medieval hospitals were cleaner and healthier than hospitals from 1600 1850 Women certainly had opportunities back then than they did for centuries after the author mentions one part of that was the heavy involvement of monasteries in caring for the sick—and they knew women could care for the sick because they had seen women doing it for a very long time There were certainly some odd and dangerous ideas around bleeding patients for example but there were also knowledgeable medical professors I’d much rather be alive today but given the choice between medieval times in say Salerno versus the early industrial revolution as a poor factory worker in London well maybe the dark ages weren’t uite so dark Other than the plague and the constant wars and all that other awful stuff

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Medieval Medicine [PDF] ✪ Medieval Medicine Author James Joseph Walsh – This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 262 pages
  • Medieval Medicine
  • James Joseph Walsh
  • English
  • 08 April 2015