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1

What group of people dominated medieval society

Christian Church

2

what was superstition

A belief based on God, witchcraft or astrology.

3

what was mass

Public worship in the Roman Catholic Church.

4

what was a urine chart

Used to examine urine to define illness.

5

what was a vademecum

A medieval medical book carried by doctors.

6

what is an epidemic

A widespread outbreak of a disease.

7

what is a monastery

A building where monks live, eat and pray.

8

what were the 4 humours

Phlegm, Black Bile, Yellow Bile, Blood

9

what is purging

To rid the body of an excess like blood or vomit.

10

what is leeching

The use of leeches for bloodletting.

11

what is cupping

Using glass cups to draw blood to the surface.

12

what is fasting

To avoid eating or drinking

13

what is a pilgrimage

A journey to a religious temple to show your love of God and cure illness.

14

what is astrology

the idea of alignment of stars and planets causing illness. It helped with diagnosis. Not new in 1250 but at black death, church accepted it more

15

what is miasma

Bad air which was blamed for spreading disease.

16

what is an apothecary

A medieval pharmacists or chemist.

17

What is a Wise Woman

A female healer who cured illnesses. They used herbal remedies.

18

what is a physician

A male medically trained doctor.

19

what is a barber surgeon

Untrained surgeon who practised basic surgery.

20

what is dissection

To cut open a human and examine the insides

21

what is an amulet

A charm that brought protection from disease.

22

what was the black death

A term to describe the bubonic plague.

23

who controlled the ideas of medicine

church

24

who ran education and learning of medicine

church

25

Did church allow challenging ideas

no.

26

was dissection allowed

it was discouraged

27

who were the only people who could read and write

Priests and monks

28

where were most books held

in monasteries

29

who was preferred by church, Galen or Hippocrates

Galen, his ideas of body having soul and god creating it as it is so perfect

30

Where were most hospitals held inside

monasteries and nunneries