10 Excruciating Medical Treatments from the Middle Ages - Oddee
Medieval medicine: from hot irons for hemorrhoids to bloodletting for almost any ailment; meet ten of the most horrible treatments of middle age's medicine, presented by our guest author David Morton.
King Baldwin IV contracted leprosy in childhood, possibly from a member of the Royal household affected with a mild form of the infection. The general approach to treatment of leprosy during the medieval period included modifications in the diet and bloodletting to restore the body humours.
[SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS]. A group of 21 of finely grained wrought iron surgical instruments. European, 16th or 17th Century.
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Altasrif (thirteenth century Latin translation) by Albucasis Al-Zahrawi (Albucasis) (936-1013) was a surgeon of Spanish/Arab descent, and became a major figure in the history of medicine with his comprehensive and systematic review of surgery, the Altasrif. It described more than fifty surgical conditions, including bloodletting, midwifery, urinary diversion into the rectum, reduction mammoplasty, tracheotomy, craniotomy, and lithotomy.