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About this Lecture
In this module, we examine how medicine was professionalised throughout the Middle Ages. This professionalisation was largely the result of the establishment of medical schools in Europe and had its roots in the guild system. While the doctors of today are very practically minded, medieval doctors were largely academic. Medieval physicians left the practical tasks to others.
In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University) examines the medicine of medieval Europe. We start by looking at what medical knowledge was available during the middle ages. We then look at where this knowledge came from and who had access to it. We then turn to look at how the household was a centre for medical practice in the Middle Ages. Finally we examine how medicine professionalised during the Middle Ages.
Miri Rubin is a professor of medieval and early modern history at Queen Mary University. Her research focuses on the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe.
Cite this Lecture
Rubin, M. (2021, September 29). Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 - Professionalisation [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/professionalisation
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