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Investigating Medieval Life - Sickness and Health

Investigating Medieval Life - Sickness and Health

What happened the last time you were ill? Probably someone took your temperature and gave you medicine bought from the supermarket. If you were more seriously ill, maybe you made an appointment to see the doctor. Perhaps the doctor gave you a prescription for special drugs from the chemist. You were probably tucked up cosily in a clean, warm bed until you felt better. Five hundred years ago, you would not have been so lucky.

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  • Date Published:

    11 January 2016
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    Historic Environment Scotland
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    Education, Homework Helper
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