in the 1500's
you know how lucky you are? When you got a bad arm or leg disease
in the 1500's they would have to amputate it. I would not want my leg
cut off. You all are lucky that you did not live in that time. They
had diseases like the measles and the mumps in the 16th century too.
You can get both of those today, but they didn't have cures back then.
had a ton of diseases in the 1500's that you had to watch out for
because they were very dangerous worse than cancer now.
If I lived in the 16th century and I got sick I would be very scared,
wouldn't you. The diseases there were in the 1500's are not her
now. If I was a doctor in the 1500's I would be working hard every
day to find more cures. All they had in the 16th century is liquid that
was usually very nasty. They used to think walnut meat cured headaches.
Wouldn't that be weird if we still did that? They didn't have shots or
pills. They usually did surgery that doesn't help you very much.
The doctors did the best they could to try and cure
someone. Usually it was not enough because they didn't have
the tools or medicine we have today. In the 16th century the doctors
didn't have a way to put you to sleep, so you had to stay awake during
your surgerys. That would hurt, don't you think? I would hope to stay
healthy all the time if I lived in that time.
We are really
lucky that we have more cures and better ways of many medical things.
The doctors today are working very hard to make us healthy.The doctors
back in the 1500's did the best they could and saved a few number of people.
The people back then would be very thankful for what we have and we should
Leonard Everett Fisher,
The Doctors, Tarrytown,New York, Benchmark Books, 1997
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