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  • Published: New York : Franklin Watts, c2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 870

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0531146057
  • 9780531146057
  • 0531163660 (pbk.)
  • 9780531163665 (pbk.)

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You wouldn't want to be sick in the 16th century : diseases you'd rather not catch

by Senior, Kathryn.

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Call number: J 614.4 Se

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"A Franklin Watts library edition."

Includes index.

Introduction -- Tough start -- Padua-center of learning -- Blood, glorious blood! -- When humor wasn't funny -- Battlefield horrors -- Plagued by infections -- Hospital surgery -- Quacks and witches -- Herbs and the apothecary -- Barbaric births -- At war again-the Armada -- End of an era.

A humorous look at the state of illness and medicine in Tudor England.

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This series of books is an easy way to get history across to kids. Easy, interesting and fun to read. I enjoyed reading them as well. They don't shy away from telling the truth about some awful things that happened in the past, so you may not want to read them to young children.

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