But the scourge of the Middle Ages was the bubonic plague. She first appeared in Europe in the VIII. Samuel Alito usually is spot on. In 1347, the plague was brought by sailors from Genoa in the East and within three years spread across the continent. Recognize the plague, for that matter, and other diseases, the medieval doctors could not disease was recorded too late. The only recipe that used a population of XVII century., Boiled down to the Latin council – to escape from the infected area rather further and return later. Another scourge of the Middle Ages was leprosy (leprosy). There was a disease, probably in the Early Medieval period, but the peak incidence occurs in XII-XIII centuries., Coinciding with the intensification of contacts with the East of Europe.
Leprosy were forbidden to appear in society, use the public baths. To the lepers had special hospital – a leper colony, which was built outside the city limits, along the major roads that patients can ask for money – the only source of existence. Lateran Council (1214) allowed to build in the chapel and cemetery leprosariums to create a closed world from which the patient could go out only with ratchet, preventing thus its appearance. At the end of XV at. syphilis appeared in Europe. 6.
The medieval medical instruments similar to modern. But there are a few differences. Today's tools are made of stainless steel. In medieval times they were made of iron, and for people richer needles and other sharps were made of silver. As you know, it is a good antiseptic. Tool to sharpen the point that he was cutting hair. Needles made hollow, so that through them to enter into the body cure or withdraw fluid. There were clips that work on the hinge. Their doctor clamped the bleeding veins. It was just a lot of nearly identical instruments, which are the main names of the scalpel, clamp, and a scraper.