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[BOOKS] ✬ Through the Darkness ✶ Monica-Maria Stapelberg –

Through the Darkness The Fascinating History Of Medicine In Europe Is Filled With Curious, Often Bizarre, Strange, And Gruesome Cures, Enthusiastically Espoused By Physicians And Other Medical Practitioners Of The Times Repulsive And Disgusting Examples Of Medications Often Dominated Treatment Directives And Many Proposed Cures Were All But Useless, Highly Dangerous And Even Lethal This Book Explores Compelling, And At Times Shocking Facts, Offering Select Glimpses Into The Journey Of Western Medicine Through The Darkness Guaranteed To Astound, Interest And Occasionally Make One Shudder At What Constituted Orthodox Therapeutic Observances Of The Past, The Author Highlights Diverse Medical Practices, As Well As Dreaded Diseases Ever Mindful Of Not Lapsing Into What Historians Have Called The Enormous Condescension Of Posterity , The Book Serves As An Exposition On The Growing Pains Of A Field Born Of Supposition, And Reared In A Milieu Of Theocracy And Superstition, Before Finally Emerging As The Modern Science Of Medicine We Know Today.

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  1. says:

    A history of of medicine in Europe, very well researched and covering the bizarre medical practices and beliefs that were the precursor of modern medicine Some snippets of information as examples I knew about the custom of bleeding, with leeches or otherwise I knew about the practice of body snatching to provide medical schools with subjects for dissection But I didn t know that human and animal faeces and urine were used in medical treatments and compounds not only for external application but to take internally as well Or that people would crowd and jostle around executioners blocks to obtain fresh body parts to help with various ailments, or fresh blood for the treatment of epilepsy Apparently particularly prized was the blood of royalty hence the frantic scramble of the crowd to obtain drops or even small smears of Charles II s blood when he was executed Or that human skulls were especially prized for various medical purposes being ground up to powder for various medications Those with moss growing on them were especially expensi...

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