This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Brief Outline Of Death And Diseases In The Medieval Era

951 words - 4 pages

A disease is 'a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment'.Six examples of diseases are;-Cancer-Meningococcal Disease-Hepatitis B-Hepatitis A-Hepatitis C-Black DeathThese can be transmitted by touch, saliva, air (breath), and other senses.People were likely to suffer early death in the Medieval Times because there were no cures and they relied on superstitions.Diseases spread quickly in Medieval cities because they were not very knowledgeable about diseases ...view middle of the document...

Sanguine was hot and moist, choler was hot and dry, phlegm, cold and moist, melancholy, cold and dry. They worked to diagnose which humor was at fault then balanced out or purged the humor with herbal remedies and often by bloodletting or by the administration of laxatives. The most common diseases during the middle ages were dysentery, epilepsy, influenza, diphtheria, scurvy, typhoid, smallpox, scabies, impetigo, leprosy, pneumonia, stroke, heart attack, scrofula (chronically swollen lymph nodes, later identified as a form of tuberculosis), St. Vitus' Dance (rheumatic chorea, a temporary disorder of the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination), and St. Anthony's Fire (ergotism, caused by ingesting toxic amounts of alkaloids produced by a fungus that infests rye - symptoms included gangrene with burning pain in the extremities, convulsions, hallucinations, and severe psychosis).The physicians also believed, in what became known as the Doctrine of Signatures, that the color of flowers and other properties of plants indicated their usefulness in treating particular diseases. For example, plants which bore yellow flowers, such as dandelion and fennel, were linked to the liver's yellow bile and were recommended to treat jaundice.What few physicians there were stayed mainly in the cities where they received substantial wages and privileges. The physicians' services were expensive and affordable only by the very wealthy. As a result, most formal medicine was practiced and governed by the church, which thought illness was divine retribution. Due to this belief, many of the sick took pilgrimages in the hopes of recovering by making peace with God.This belief, however, did not stop the monks, who were the most literate of the general population, from applying what they had learned from making copies of the ancient medical texts....

Other Essays On Brief Outline Of Death And Diseases In The Medieval Era

This Essay Is A Brief History Of Rattle And Snap Plantation In Mt. Pleasant, TN. Describes Owners (Past And Present) And Other Information On The House

1726 words - 7 pages The history of Rattle and Snap dates back to just after the Revolutionary War. Back then, the U.S. Government did not have the money to pay its soldiers, so they issued land grants. One of those soldiers was Lt. Colonel William Polk. William was very good friends with the Governor of North Carolina, the governor was his brother-in-law.One day, William and the governor got involved in a gambling game. The governor was losing very badly, and in

A brief paragraph on the analysis of the Attic scene in "Obasan" by Joy Kogawa

501 words - 3 pages The shaping of future through the Past and Prsent of Nomi in "Obasan" by Joy KogawaThe scene in which Nomi and Obasan are in the attic is a significant metaphor as it relates three of the most important recurring themes through the entire novel. The fact that Nomi's life is solely based on a confrontation of her past and present childhood, and how her past and present will shape her entire future. While rumiging through the attic, they both

Romeo and juliet and the theme of death

489 words - 2 pages Slash, cling, clank these are the sounds that are heard in a sword fight as a man is killed. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the theme death is portrayed many times by the characters Marcutio, Romeo, and Juliet.The first instance of the theme death was in act 3 when Marcutio challenged Tybalt to a sword fight. 'Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find a grave man.'(Act three, scene 1, line 104.) Also as Marcutio is dying he

The Essence of Chocolate (brief introduction)

272 words - 2 pages The Essence of ChocolateThe pure indulgence of chocolate has become America's favorite. In the beginning chocolate, which is derived from a cacao bean, was worshipped as an idol by the Mayan Indians over 2,000 years ago. Dating back to the 1500's, the last Aztec emperor, Montezuma II, was consuming a drink called "Cacahuatt". Chocolate was a delicacy that only the rich and important could indulge in, it was treated as a "treasure". After

Political, Psychological, Economic And Social Aftermath Of The Black Death

2542 words - 11 pages An epidemic stroked the medieval world in 1347 which depopulated it and brought a great number of consequences. These consequences, however, were not entirely bad consequences in the long run. In the long term, the Black Death created a more diversified economy based on more intensive use of capital, more powerful technology and created a higher standard of living. In short term, however, new laws emerged which restrained trade and also allowed

LIfe And Death In Greentown

514 words - 3 pages topic came up Doug could not respond it was one of those things that he would just like to forget about. He could not even express how he felt about death. He could not express mentally or physically his feelings. He was so scared and frightened that everyone would have to die one way or another that he just could not picture.If I were in his shoes I would feel the same; it would be very hard to see my best friends die. He questioned also why does

Life And Death In Greentown

514 words - 3 pages topic came up Doug could not respond it was one of those things that he would just like to forget about. He could not even express how he felt about death. He could not express mentally or physically his feelings. He was so scared and frightened that everyone would have to die one way or another that he just could not picture.If I were in his shoes I would feel the same; it would be very hard to see my best friends die. He questioned also why does

The Evolution Of Statutes Analyze The Morals Of Hammurabi, The Jews, And Dracon (And Possibly Solon) With Respect To The Modern Era And Its Morals

1290 words - 6 pages Jews, and Dracon will probably not apply to us because their culture was greatly different from ours. For example, the ancient custom of a dowry for marriage is no longer practiced in American society, although gifts are given. This is because our society views women in a different light than Middle Eastern societies. For example, in the Middle East many parents still prearrange marriages for their children when they are young. Our society

Validity Of The Common Man Era (1824-1848)

895 words - 4 pages Untitled Sergio Estrada Mr. Dumas APUSH 10-20-09 Validity of "The common man" era (1824-1848) Andrew Jackson was the president in 1824 after defeating Jon Quincy Adams. This election marked the end of the era of good feelings and began the era of the common man. Andrew Jackson himself was considered a common man. However, what was considered to be a common man? Andrew Jackson was a poorly educated white man and

Outline And Evaluate Two Explanations Of Human Altruism

1123 words - 5 pages The first explanation of human altruism is the empathy altruism hypothesis carried out by Batson. He suggested that empathy involves feeling an emotional response that is consistent with another person's emotional state, and acting upon this feeling selflessly. He believe that witnessing someone in need will create empathetic concern for them therefore motivating the helper to attempt to alleviate the distress of the other person. Batson

Edgar Allen Poe's View Of Death In "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"

1836 words - 8 pages . 'It is usually admired for its 'atmosphere' and for its exquisitely artificial manipulation of Gothic claptrap and decor'(Abel, 380).Bringing forth the symbolism of death is a major part of this writing. All of the characters in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' are linked to death; by physical objects or by other people. 'There are no symbols of absolute good' (Abel, 382).The physical aspect of the House of Usher symbolizes death, in the chain

Similar Papers

Outline And Evaluate In To The Duration, Capacity And Encoding Of Information In Short Term Memory

531 words - 3 pages Assignments 12- outline and evaluate in to the duration, capacity and encoding of information in short term memoryCapacity refers to the amount of information that can be held at any one time in memory. The Capacity of STM is limited and to demonstrate the capacity of STM, the serial digit span technique is used. The study was proposed by Jacobs where experiment needed the participants to read lists of either words/numbers that they had to

(1)The Commercial And Cultural Changes Faced By Europe In The Postclassical Era

940 words - 4 pages wealthy towns known as the Commons. The English parliament was very successful and is still in use today.From the year 1300 onward, Western Europe began to become weaker and weaker. Overpopulation was evident and was more or less a major reason why plague hit Western Europe with such devastation. Between 1347 and 1352 twenty-five million people were killed from the Bubonic Plague, which was formerly called the Black Death. One third of all Europe's

God, The Answer Of Life And Death

2001 words - 9 pages Ever since people could imagine, they questioned what is life, what is the meaning of life and what happens after death. Religion is the answer. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the Western religions, or Abrahamic religions, because they all believe in Abraham, an important prophet in all three faiths. These religions believe in one all-powerful God who created the world.1 There are many Eastern religions, but the main two are Hinduism and

The Birth And Death Of Stars

1221 words - 5 pages unprocessed hydrogen outside of the core. When this heats up enough, a hydrogen fusion reaction begins in this shell. This reaction continues to expand outward, heating the outer layers of the star and forcing them to greatly expand. The star becomes less dense as it expands and cools. A star with a medium sized mass, like the sun, will eventually become a Red Giant. A star with a huge mass will become a Supergiant.The next step in a star's death occurs