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The Horrors Of Disease In Medieval Britain | Gods and Monsters | Timeline

Our ancestors blamed disease and illness on demons, sprites and God. They sought cures not in pills or plasters, but in prayer, potions and the paranormal. Tony attempts to recreate a horrifying surgical procedure pioneered 6,000 years ago, and later is immersed in a pit filled with the blood and viscera of a herd of slaughtered cattle. How effective a treatment might this be?

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