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Medical Practice in the Middle Ages

From Early and High, to the Late Middle Ages, this guide covers all the basics of medieval medicine.


Welcome to this LibGuide on Medical Practice in the Middle Ages! The purpose of this guide is to serve as a starting point for anyone who is researching this subject, to help students who are taking classes on the subject or researching the history of medicine, and to provide educators who may be teaching the subject with resources to aid in creating their curriculum. 

This guide will cover all periods of the Middle Ages, as well as basic medical principles of the Middle Ages, common treatments and surgeries, medical education, the role of women and gender, and Islamic contributions to medicine in the Middle Ages. 

This guide is intended for college students and educators. Students studying history of medicine, medical ethics, the Middle Ages, and medicine could benefit from this guide.

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