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Medieval Medicine with Winston E. Black

What happened when someone got sick in the Middle Ages? Medieval medicine and healthcare might be two of the most misunderstood aspects of the whole era. This week Danièle speaks with Winston E. Black about some of the myths we have about medicine in the Middle Ages.

Winston E. Black’s latest book is Medicine and Healing in the Premodern West: A History in Documents, published by Broadview Press. He also just published The Middle Ages: Facts and Fictions through ABC-CLIO. You can see more of his works through his page or follow him on Twitter @WinstonEBlack

Other episodes of The Medieval Podcast dealing with medicine include:

Avicenna in Ireland: A manuscript discovery with Padraig O’Machain

Honey and Medicine: The Sweeter Side of Medieval Warfare

You can subscribe to The Medieval Podcast via iTunes or our RSS feed – click here to listen to more episodes

The host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist

You can buy her book Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction through

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