Crazy Medieval Medical Practices We Still Use
Medieval times were dark and without reason, or at least that’s what we’re taught to think. But contrary to this popular belief, many of our common medical practices have roots in this period. Of course the treatments have been refined and the instruments standardized, but many practices are relatively unchanged. So if you’ve ever wondered about the origins of modern medical procedures, check out our list of amazing ones from the Middle Ages which we still use today: #1 Bloodletting A.K.A Phlebotomy We’re all shocked and disgusted when we hear about medieval bloodletting, but this seemingly crazy practice is still used today. #2 Drilling Into Your Head? Ever have a headache so bad you’d be willing to have someone drill a hole in your head to make it stop? #3 Saving Sight, or Torture? Cataracts certainly aren’t a 21st century ailment, and neither is the treatment for them. #4 I Wouldn’t Want to Be Awake… What’s dwale you ask? Clyster also, known as the enema, was once considered a cure-all.