A Day in the Life of a Medieval Barber aka Budget Surgeon!?

Medieval History

In the Middle Ages, the barber-surgeon became the poor-man’s go to doctor. Someone to deal with the more mundane and dirty jobs. Jobs like bloodletting, pulling out teeth, dealing with minor wounds, rashes and burns. But as time went on they gradually became associated with much more skilled but gruesome tasks such as setting limbs, performing surgeries, even delivering babies and amputations. In this video, we continue our ‘day in the life’ series to see what life was like for the Medieval barber-surgeon.

Credit MedievalMadness

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