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It is said that 'An apple a day keeps the dentist away.' This has become
a common saying among Society today. We do not stop to think of how it reflects
our outlook of Medicine in our lives. We have come to understand the value of
simple practices in order to keep ourselves healthy. This is not, however, the
case of Medieval England. Most 'medical practices' of the time were based upon
superstition, ancient texts, myth, or the direction of the church. Medical
practices of Medieval England often based upon nothing more than superstition
proved unbeneficial if not harmful to the people of England.
Part of the obvious problem was the fact that the common person had
little care or sense for improving their own health. The life and livelihood of
an average person was less than desirable even from the time of birth.
In the villages chronic inbreeding must have produced many children who
started life with a built in weakness, either m...
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