By Sara Read,Jennifer Evans
The e-book has twenty chapters protecting attitudes in the direction of, and motives of a few of, the commonest ailments and health conditions within the interval and the methods humans understood them, besides the stairs humans took to recover. It explores the physique from head to toe, from migraines to gout. It used to be an period while enamel cavities have been regarded as as a result of tiny worms and smallpox via an irritation of the blood, and therapies ranged from natural potions, cooling cordials, blistering the surface, and naturally letting blood.
Case stories and private anecdotes taken from medical professionals notes, own journals, diaries, letters or even courtroom files express the reactions of people to their health problems and coverings, bringing the reader into shut proximity with those that lived round four hundred years in the past. This attention-grabbing and richly illustrated learn will entice an individual serious about the background of the physique and how our ancestors lived.