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Kill or cure: can you spot the real historical remedies?

Could you survive these afflictions throughout history? Take our quiz to find out…

A medieval illustration showing a doctor bleeding a patient
Published: August 25, 2021 at 1:49 pm
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Rhiannon DaviesSection editor, BBC History Magazine

Rhiannon Davies is section editor for BBC History Magazine and our Tudor ambassador, writing a fortnightly newsletter in which she shares the latest Tudor news, anniversaries and content with her audience. She also regularly appears on the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast.


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