Ekonomie nemoci a milosrdenství ve středověku
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The economy of illness and mercy in the Middle Ages
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The study focuses on the relation of the medieval person to illness and physicians, particularly taking into account the economic accessibility of treatment and the overall social dimension of the issue. It first deal with the costs for medical care and the different treatment methods, which considered the social position of the patient. It further also introduces the possibility of community, care in spittal fields, and last but not least also the influence of magical practices and faith in the miraculous abilities of the saints.
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