Was medicine and science ‘backward’ in the Middle Ages?

Was medicine and science ‘backward’ in the Middle Ages? Was medicine and science ‘backward’ in the Middle Ages?

1 Expert Answer

Wendy Turner

Professor of History,  Augusta University

No, it was on the cutting edge, just like every era; eyeglasses, for example, were invented in the Middle Ages; bridging in dentistry became a standard practice; and many other practices were invented or improved, including the understanding of anatomy and physiology.

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