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Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:41 pm
by fh28
Hi there to all, just wondered if I could get some advice. Been reenacting for a while now and have dabbled in areas of living history as i'm mainly combat. But now I would like to set up a medieval surgeon (battlefield wounds that kind of thing) and health treatment methods for use at home that were around in the 1400's.

It's going to be my winter project, so I was wondering if anyone knew any books or are currently doing a living history in this field. just like to ask a few questions and gain some knowledge to put me in the right direction.

Many thanks for your time guys and gals!

cheers

Frazer

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:23 am
by Langley
Look for posts from "Brother Kevfael" on this site. He does some great shows for various periods and wrothe the book "Ouch!" A History of Treatment of Arrow Wounds.

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:44 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
fh28 wrote:Hi there to all, just wondered if I could get some advice. Been reenacting for a while now and have dabbled in areas of living history as i'm mainly combat. But now I would like to set up a medieval surgeon (battlefield wounds that kind of thing) and health treatment methods for use at home that were around in the 1400's.


Horrible Histories to the rescue again (as you have to remember what the Crusaders thought was healthy and what the Saracens thought was healthy was two very different kinds of healthy)


Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:15 am
by fh28
Ah is there anything horrible histories can't do! Love that show!! I'll keep on eye out for Brother Kevfael

Thanks.

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:15 am
by gregory23b
Loads of books about medieval medicine, the philosophy and practice. Try the Wellcome foundation for a book list.

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:11 pm
by Lord High Everything Esle
gregory23b wrote:Loads of books about medieval medicine, the philosophy and practice. Try the Wellcome foundation for a book list.


Join this
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chirurgeons/

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:37 pm
by hobbitomm
If you want to read in the original, I recommend (a little late for you, since I do 16th C) Lowe, 'A whole course of chirurgerie' which is available in facimile (your library may be able to order it for you, since otherwise it's about 50 quid), and Pare's 'Journeys in Diverse Places' which is mostly a discussion of the life of a military surgeon in the mid 16th C is available online. And is hilarious.