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Many Tudor medicines were made from herbs, some of which are still used today. The doctor would have books full of herbal remedies.

Some of the other medicines were truly horrible. How would you like to swallow live spiders to try and cure a fever? Perhaps you would prefer to take powdered mouse bones?

At least these medicines wouldn't harm you, some other treatments would.

Burning the patient with red-hot irons was also thought to help cure some illnesses!