Even after science has produced evidence to explain what was once considered supernatural, the superstitious traditions have continued.
Many people would have sought out the local healer for care, or might have gone to the barber to be bled or even leeched. One example is the Black Death. They had to accept everything Rubin, p However, there were also many cures, even if some of them didn't work very well.
Debridement of wounds could also hasten wound healing. By approximately due to trade routes stretching from the far east all the way to Europe, medicines and medical procedures were becoming very centralised due to the growing ease at which knowledge was being spread.
Due to the fact that diseases plagued the Middle Ages, physicians and surgeons were in extreme demand. Porter, Roy. People such as John of Arderne did try to develop useful anaesthetics using such things as opium and heroin, but these rarely worked and generally a patient had to be tied down or held down whilst a physician worked on them.
The physicians were not able to figure out what caused the illnesses. Show More When we hear the word medicine, doesn't that imply it is a remedy to cure a sickness or disease? Firstly there was the Barber Surgeon, who would arrive in a town each market day.
Unlike the medieval period, the Renaissance gave men the chance to learn more about natural science rather than just religion. Or what about the reason people are so afraid of walking under a ladder.