Medieval treatment for fainting

Medieval treatment for fainting

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Caption: Medieval treatment for fainting. Historical artwork shows how to revive a fainting upper-class lady in the 13th century. The treatment involves warmth from a fire, ammonia inhaled from a heated feather, cold water, and prayer (from the tonsured monk). Illustration from a medical manuscript dated about 1250 AD.

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Keywords: 1200s, 1250 ad, 13th century, artwork, black-and-white, early, faint, fainting, female, healthcare, historical, history, illustration, medical, medicine, medieval, monk, monochrome, physician, treatment, upper-class, woman patient

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