76 – Anglo Saxon Cures: Bloody Hell

Ok, so last week we spoke about medicine, but largely on the theory of practice, training, and who was involved. It was all a bit high brow and might have sounded rather impressive.

Especially when I pointed out that with Bald’s Leechbook, people in England had the potential of having state of the art medicine for the time.

Think of it. State of the art medicine! That sounds pretty good, right?

Well, now that I have you all excited about the status of English medical knowledge, I’m going to break your hearts by talking about what this medicine actually looked like and remind you that state of the art is relative.

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