The History of Leith

April 24, 2005

Images of Medicine in Medieval Scotland

Top and right Blood Letting bottom St Damian patron saint of Pharmacists.

Nuns prepare a body for Burial
Nuns are preparing a body for burial while a patient is treated

A early Amputation
Contrary to common belief these operations were undertaken with pain killing drugs and in this aspect the doctors in the Middles Ages were advanced for their time.

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