Medical care - medieval to renaissance - Coggle Diagram
Medical care - medieval to renaissance
to mix remedies and surgeons carried out simple operations.
Surgeons and apothecaries continued
to provide a service for those unable to afford physicians. Physicians continued to be trained at universities – training courses changed very little. Most learning still from books
Still very little, practical hands-on training
Caring fro the sick
Most sick people still cared for at home
Women plated a really important role
Women popular as they were cheaper
Education increased considerably.
Wars were being fought with new technology, new wounds on battlefields meant more surgery was needed.
Introduction of iatrochemistry introduced new ingredients into the stores of the apothecaries
. Now had to possess licenses to practice their trade
New subjects were introduced into the medical curriculum
Doctors inspired to challenge the old teachings and investigate for themselves.
Dissection was legalised
(previously been banned by the Church)
Trainee doctors had much better access to medical textbooks
– printing press made these cheap to print
Protestantism rejected highly decorated Churches
, artists found themselves out of work, so they created detailed drawings for these new medical textbooks. Individual pictures available.
Hospitals began to change
– records suggest that many people went to hospital with wounds and curable diseases and they did not spend long in hospital – got better
Good diet whilst in hospital. Visit from a physician twice a day and hospitals started to have their own pharmacies
Many hospitals reopened without their religious sponsor
Pest houses started to pen
– specialised in a particular disease
Hospitals now offered a much needed service
– traditional hospitals would not admit patients who were contagious