MAP#42: Medieval Diseases and “Cures”

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People in the Middle Ages had their share of diseases. But unlike today they didn’t have vaccinations or antibiotics to help them out. Today we are going to look at medieval diseases and the cures that did or in most cases did not work. We’ll see if getting sick in the middle ages meant certain death. We’ll also look at some cures for everyday occurrences like nasal congestion and baldness.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • A disease that can live in your body for 20 years and is still around today!
  • Effects of eating poisonous fungi
  • “THE” disease of the Middle Ages!
  • Medieval cure for baldness
  • Bloodletting
  • And more…

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