How did people in medieval times try to prevent and cure diseases?

In this lesson you will learn how medieval people attempted to treat and prevent disease.

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Q1.How were epidemics explained in medieval Britain?

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Q2.What was 'miasma'?

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Q3.What did medieval people believe caused leprosy?

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Q4.Why did the Church promote Galen's ideas?

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Q5.What were the different humours?

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Q6.What did medieval people believe had happened to the humours when you became ill?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.How were epidemics explained in medieval Britain?

1/6

Q2.What was 'miasma'?

2/6

Q3.What did medieval people believe caused leprosy?

3/6

Q4.Why did the Church promote Galen's ideas?

4/6

Q5.What were the different humours?

5/6

Q6.What did medieval people believe had happened to the humours when you became ill?

6/6

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Quiz:

How did people in medieval times try to prevent and cure diseases?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 3, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.Which of these was a religious treatment?

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Q2.What was a posy?

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Q3.Cupping was a method to…

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Q4.A common remedy was a spice-based mixture that could contain up to 70 ingredients. What was this medicine called?

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Q5.Which of these was NOT a humoural treatment?

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Quiz:

How did people in medieval times try to prevent and cure diseases?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 3, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of these was a religious treatment?

1/5

Q2.What was a posy?

2/5

Q3.Cupping was a method to…

3/5

Q4.A common remedy was a spice-based mixture that could contain up to 70 ingredients. What was this medicine called?

4/5

Q5.Which of these was NOT a humoural treatment?

5/5

Lesson summary: How did people in medieval times try to prevent and cure diseases?

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