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The Italian Patient - Santa Maria Nuova

The Italian Patient - Santa Maria Nuova Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
The poor received free treatment at hospitals, six senior doctors were employed and food and wine were served to patients - 14th Century Florence...

Medical knowledge and beliefs in Renaissance Italy

Medical knowledge and beliefs in Renaissance Italy Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
Although medical services were widely provided, they relied on a second century view of how the body worked.

Medicine in 14th Century Venice

Medicine in 14th Century Venice Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
Treatments were made from a variety of ingredients, both herbal and mineral. John Henderson has found evidence that treatment of the soul was as...

The Italian Patient: Health care in Renaissance Italy

The Italian Patient: Health care in Renaissance Italy Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
Were Renaissance hospitals hell-holes? John Henderson finds similarities to today's health care, and Katherine Park shows that autopsies were often...