Flashcards in Medieval Times Past-1500 Deck (85)
What group of people dominated medieval society
what was superstition
A belief based on God, witchcraft or astrology.
what was mass
Public worship in the Roman Catholic Church.
what was a urine chart
Used to examine urine to define illness.
what was a vademecum
A medieval medical book carried by doctors.
what is an epidemic
A widespread outbreak of a disease.
what is a monastery
A building where monks live, eat and pray.
what were the 4 humours
Phlegm, Black Bile, Yellow Bile, Blood
what is purging
To rid the body of an excess like blood or vomit.
what is leeching
The use of leeches for bloodletting.
what is cupping
Using glass cups to draw blood to the surface.
what is fasting
To avoid eating or drinking
what is a pilgrimage
A journey to a religious temple to show your love of God and cure illness.
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
what is miasma
Bad air which was blamed for spreading disease.
what is an apothecary
A medieval pharmacists or chemist.
What is a Wise Woman
A female healer who cured illnesses. They used herbal remedies.
what is a physician
A male medically trained doctor.
what is a barber surgeon
Untrained surgeon who practised basic surgery.
what is dissection
To cut open a human and examine the insides
what is an amulet
A charm that brought protection from disease.
what was the black death
A term to describe the bubonic plague.
who controlled the ideas of medicine
who ran education and learning of medicine
Did church allow challenging ideas
was dissection allowed
it was discouraged
who were the only people who could read and write
Priests and monks
where were most books held
who was preferred by church, Galen or Hippocrates
Galen, his ideas of body having soul and god creating it as it is so perfect