Lecture 2 and 3

The churches that benefit from the shrine has a bias

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Unformatted text preview: ntly cures. Could it be psychosomatic? Sure. What is the status of medicine at the time? The coexistence of folk magic and folk religion, the same people will have folk ideas who are very religious. Folk medicine, too. It was a common practice to shop around, not ignore any possibility of a cure. Doctors and holy shrines, wise person relied on both. Do all people have the same access to the curative shrine? Some people go to beg access, others bring small coins so as to help admit some of the beggars. There is a clear recognition of status. The fees of doctors Doctors were clerics, but not if they performed surgery (proscription against blood letting) Condemnation of the doctors, but that is from the registrars at shrines. The churches...
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