Thursday, June 12, 2008

Question from Elianne - Early and Late Tudor Medicine

i am doing a school project and i am 9 years old so could you give me an appropriate answer for this question
what was the main difference between early and later tudor medicine.

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

I cannot think of any signficant difference in actual medical practice over the Tudor period. The treatments and remedies used were largely the same throughout. Even the theory that supported physicians' "diagnoses" remained unchanged throughout and long after the Tudor period. There are only two possible significant differences that I can think of. One is the formation of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1518, which created a kind of regulatory body over physicians and their practice, something that had not really existed before. The other might be the new use of printed textbooks to spread medical knowledge (printing came to England late in the 15th century).