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1

Treatments for CII in 1685 when he became ill?

58 drugs, purged, bled, blistered and cauterised

2

Treatments for ordinary people?

Depended on what they could afford
Barber-surgeons, apothecaries, wise women, quacks
Bloodletting, herbal remedies

3

3 beliefs about causes of Great Plague 1665?

Punishment from God, movements of planets and bad air or miasma

4

3 treatments for plague?

Bled with leeches, strong smells, medieval remedies to draw out poison

5

3 ways to deal with plague?

- Move from city to countryside
- Links between dirt and disease
- Quarantine, watchmen, mass graves, sweep streets, animals banned from streets, trade between towns stopped