Elizabethan Medicine

Paraphrasing: Elizabethan doctors and physicians wore very interesting clothing. They wore very long robes , with clothing under them.

Attached to the robe was a hood they wore on their heads. They wore very frightening masks also. Although they looked frightening, all of their clothing helped keep away diseases and sicknesses. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web.

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Physicians Beliefs.Paraphrasing: Medicine was basic. Physicians had no idea what caused terrible illnesses and diseases. The beliefs about the causes of illnesses were based on the ancient teachings of Aristotle and Hippocrates.

The Physicians paid attention to a patients bodily fluids, called Humours. Other beliefs of the Elizabethan Physicians centred around Astrology. The Elizabethan medical workers had no idea what caused the plague.

III.Physicians.Paraphrasing: Only the very wealthy would recieve medical atttention from anElizabethan Physician (who would have received an education at one of the Universities and the College of Physicians). The usual fee would be a gold coin worth 10 shillings – well beyond the means of most Elizabethans Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.

Web. 19 Dec. 2012. IV.Surgeons.

Paraphrasing: Inferior to Physicians, surgeons had a similar reputation to the barbers with whom they associated and belonged to the Company of Barber Surgeons. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. V.Barbers.

Paraphrasing: The Barbers were inferior to the Surgeons, although they also belonged to the Company of Barber Surgeons. They were only allowed to pull teeth or draw blood. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web.

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Apothecary.Paraphrasing: The Elizabethan drug store was called the apothecary. Like modern day pharmicists, theywere thedispensers of drugs.The Apothocaries belonged to the Grocer’s Guild and sold sweets, cosmetics and perfumes as well as drugs Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web. 19 Dec. 2012.

VII.The Church.Paraphrasing: The church provided some comfort for the poor. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.

” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. VIII.Local Wise Woman Paraphrasing: The local ‘wise woman’ was often the first person contacted by poor people. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.

” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. IX.Elizabethan Housewife.

Paraphrasing: The ordinary Elizabethan housewife used various herbs to produce home made medicines and potions. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. X.Treatments.

Paraphrasing: Illnesses and diseases were treated MANYdifferent ways. Bubonic Plague was treated by lancing the buboes and applying a warm poultice of butter, onion and garlic. Various other remedies were tried including tobacco, arsenic, lily root and dried toad.

Head Pains were treated with sweet-smelling herbs such as rose, lavender, sage, and bay.Stomach pains and sickness were treated with wormwood, mint, and balm. Lung problems given the medical treatment of liquorice and comfrey. Vinegar was widely used as a cleansing agent as it was believed that it would kill disease. Source: “Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses.” Elizabethan Medicine and Illnesses. Web.

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