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Try your hand at Medieval medicine

Here's your chance to try to diagnose and cure patients as if you were a doctor in the Middle Ages. There are three patients for you to cure. Read about their symptoms and then decide what treatment to prescribe. If you like, you can read more about the symptoms and healing methods of the time.

First Patient

Your patient has black and blue blotches all over her body. You are fairly certain it is the plague. What treatment do you prescribe?


1. Apply sterile egg whites.

2. Give the patient a treacle.

3. Swaddle the patient and shave the sign of the cross into her head.

 

The Middle Ages is inspired by programs from The Western Tradition.

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