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jan 1, 1500 - Prevention and Treatment of Diseases

Description:

The improved medical knowledge and discovery's of the renaissance made little impact on the treatment and prevention of diseases because:
- the ideas were slow to be accepted
- they had no direct use on improving treatment or prevention of disease
- these discoveries did not improve understanding of what caused diseases
However there were important changes in medical training.

What did change was:
- More emphasis on removing miasma through draining swamps, sewage and rubbish e.t.c.
- People started changing their clothes to remain clean rather than just bathing
- New herbal remedies from abroad reached England, some worked!
- The theory of transference led to people rubbing object on themselves in an attempt to transfer the disease.
- Chemical using metals and/or minerals became popular

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Date:

jan 1, 1500
Now
~ 519 years ago
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