Role of superstition

Dan Bacon
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GCSE History Mind Map on Role of superstition, created by Dan Bacon on 04/27/2018.

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Role of superstition
  1. Mystery and magic were seen as the cause of disease
    1. Witchcraft was feared and many believed the world was full of demons that would cause trouble and death
    2. The Zodiac chart was consulted by doctors to decide treatment
      1. The role of the 'wise woman' in treating the ill
        1. The Black Death was caused by unusual positioning of the planets
          1. People protected themselves against the Plague by wearing lucky charms
            1. Quacks would travel around selling 'medicine'
              1. Patent medicines were still in use at the start of the 20th century
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