Medical History in the Dark Ages


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What did plague doctors of the Middle Ages wear?

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1. What was another name for the Bubonic Plague?

2. What institution hemmed in training of university-educated doctors in the Middle Ages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Dark Ages--despite its name--features historical developments relevant to understanding the history of many different topics affecting us today. This quiz and worksheet contains questions that will specifically test you on the history of medicine during the Dark Ages. Answer these questions to see what you know about this period's medical issues, treatments and medical training.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of:

  • Middle Age plague doctors
  • The Bubonic Plague
  • Medical education in the Dark Ages
  • Dark Age healthcare
  • Treatments for different ailments

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of major medical trends and treatments during the Dark Ages
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand everything that you have read in the lesson about the most significant medical issues during this time period
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of Dark Ages medical history to answer questions about healthcare workers and medical education in this era

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn even more about this subject, read the associated lesson called Medical History in the Dark Ages. Once you finish this lesson, you will understand topics likes:

  • The history of medicine
  • Dark Age herbal treatments
  • Bleeding and humor treatments
  • The Plague and plague doctors