Science Links for The Taming of the Shrew

The Galileo Project

This site provides information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei.  The Galileo project provided many scientific breakthroughs for modern medical technology of today including the pump, the thermometer, the pendulum clock and the telescope.

Medical Practices and Beliefs in the Elizabethan Period

"What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages?"  Annenberg/CBC
This site gives a brief summary of the medical practices and discusses the belief of humors and health.

Blood Letting
This article explains the purpose of bloodletting and other types of surgery used in the middle ages.

Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe 
This site will provide you with the impact of epidemic disease in Western Europe between 1348 and 1530.

Great Plagues of the Elizabethan Period
This site explains diseases that have had a widespread effect in early England. (article included)

"Elizabethan Medicine" by Andy Patterson and Bethany White
This article provides medical practices in Elizabethan times.


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