Myths About Medieval Medicine

Myths About Medieval Medicine

Constant Wonder

Poisons, Antidotes, and Medieval Medicine

Episode: Poisons, Antidotes, and Medieval Medicine

  • Jun 23, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 14:59 mins

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Black Death, disease, and medicine in the Middle Ages, but a close look at the sources reveals that medieval people weren’t quite as superstitious or irrational about their medicine as we might believe. They had many similar practices to those we're seeing today during this pandemic. Guest: Winston Black, Lecturer and Adjunct Researcher of Medieval History at Idaho State University and Dalhousie University