Elma Brenner of the Wellcome Library examines the state of healthcare in the Middle Ages and reveals some unusual remedies that were offered for people with injuries or diseases.
- Read more: Beating the Black Death: did medieval medicine help people to survive?
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History events: Medieval Life and Death
Get the lowdown on everyday life in the medieval era, with a day of talks from leading historians in 2020. You can catch the event in London or York, and both days will include five lectures, a buffet lunch and refreshments.