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Absolute History

Absolute History

3 yıl önce

Through thorough investigation, experts are shedding light on the illnesses and diseases that blighted medieval life, and reveal that leprosy may not have have been as horrible as the history books have claimed.
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Sibyl Graham
Sibyl Graham 6 aylar önce
You would think if you're making a TRshow video about historical events, you'd make sure to at least spell history in the title correctly............
Oneshothunter 6 aylar önce
Is it really necessary with background music - and the volume.. Actually, it made me go watch something else.
Eddie's Room
Eddie's Room 11 aylar önce
@Vesta Ash bummer 3:33 sad
Phoebe Simon
Phoebe Simon Yıl önce
Learning about the medieval period is so much fun. I constantly marvel at how anyone survived at all (and why they would want to survive). Even medieval music, especially religious choir pieces reflects just how miserable they were and how dependent they were on religion to persevere.
ForTheJoshOfIt 7 gün önce
“Feudalist period” - or “the time of feudalism” is what we sociologist describe it as.
C Bryce
C Bryce 2 aylar önce
@Aileen Fairfax I've read all your notes and 100% agree. All religions are the same, they say "believe this or you will rot in H E double toothpicks". Put fear in people and they will do what you say. It's like putting a gun to someone's head; that is not love or faith, that is fear. I am neither an atheist nor am I religious, but because I had a near death experience that changed me, it helped me to see that there is something wonderful after this life, and it has nothing to do with religion. That being said, it was MY experience and mine alone. I would never shove it down someone's throat and expect them to believe, and or follow what I say. The religious people take the written word from thousands of years ago, written by 12 men, and demanded everyone believe, is ridiculous. What I find especially humous is that Xianity is a Middle Eastern religion, and all these religious folks make Hayzoos a white man with pail skin. The ignorance mind boggling. One more thing about the bible, which I find incredibly disturbing, is that the whole bible is crazy making and full of brainwashing; the number of times there are contradictions is mind blowing. The fact that Xians refuse to take the time to actually read and find the contradictions, is painful. When you try to have a conversation with them, even showing them facts from their own book, it's like they put their hands over their ears and sing, "LALALALALA!"
Robert Beecroft
Robert Beecroft 2 aylar önce
@mememe123why don’t you just admit you don’t understand evolution? The theory of evolution has never claimed we evolved from apes, but that we share a common ancestor. Different mutations created different branches along the ape genetic line. We ARE apes. Just a different species from our cousins.
Erin gemini
Erin gemini Yıl önce
I had a friend on Molokai who was friends with some of the last Leprosy patients left in Kalaupapa in the early 80's. They took myself,my cousin& her Fiance on a tour,(we were all young college students then). We got to meet the handful of elderly remaining patients (who were a delightful friendly bunch), it was a once-in-a lifetime visit I will never forget! The history, & stories were amazing!
Kevin Blatter
Kevin Blatter Yıl önce
I met a few residents of Kalaupapa in Laie, Oahu in the mid-80's. Kindest, sweetest people I have ever met. I had heard prior that Lepers were "banned" to Molokai. Clearly not true. Made an impression on me I will never forget.
NC redbird
NC redbird Yıl önce
I'm reminding myself by watching this that although I get frustrated with drs today I'm lucky to live in this time. I've realized more than once that had I lived in these times I would have died young. Crazy to know how things in medical suffering have gotten better , though they aren't perfect ,even today we tend to overlook how well we have it today compared to early times in history. We are a spoiled ungrateful people
Robin Long
Robin Long Aylar önce
You can be in chronic pain in this day and age and find it very hard to get treatment .. Granted, I asked a friend one time about where in England he was from specifically & were discussing Black Heath & why it was called that...♤
Robbin Dilger
Robbin Dilger Aylar önce
@Lethe.V 7 months and 3 lbs and 5 ounces.... I was dead until I was born and they found out I was alive but not well. Ps. My mom's scar was vertical. Up and down. Your mom?? Glad ya made it. 1967 rocks!!!
Marcia Spiegel
Marcia Spiegel 2 aylar önce
I almost had pneumonia from bronchitis. That would have killed me.
Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller 5 aylar önce
@Mudmudmudmud Mud I would add antibiotics, along with anesthesia. I remember a physician on an historical documentary that said "if you are within the sound of my voice, you are alive because of antibiotics. Maybe it was a grandparent, parent or you." My parents were born in the early 1920s. Still not that uncommon for children to die from the simplest of diseases.
Elena Nash
Elena Nash Yıl önce
@sam salamander Yep Sam, you'da been a gonner😞!
NooneReally Yıl önce
What is awe inspiring and profound to me, as I’ve been studying, is each of us here solely because of a lineage of survivors. If any one individual had died before having children- so many of us would never have been.
Katie Murphy
Katie Murphy Aylar önce
Makes me wonder if the people now have worse genetics because of medical intervention.
elflikek 3 aylar önce
Right! I’m the descendent of a man who married three times - the first family all died of scarlet fever, the second wife I think died childless, and my family is the result of this man persevering and continuing to marry and have a third family. Fascinating stuff.
Elvenkind 4 aylar önce
@Reinder van Til Yes, that's true, but still as individuals, there's quite a puzzle to have had to have happened, for you or me to be sitting here and talking about it.
Reinder van Til
Reinder van Til 4 aylar önce
@Elvenkind I did genealogy and found that my grandparents on my father's side were far cousins so you end up with a common ancestors. The further back in time many of those stones have the same name or are the same person
FrankenAngel2003 7 aylar önce
Never thought about it like that, but yeah, you're absolutely right.
ninjasonmylawn25 Yıl önce
"We call them non-adults. Because they're not adults in age." Thank you for breaking that down for me doc! I would have never pieced that puzzle together on my own.
kamiko Roza
kamiko Roza 15 gün önce
Age is a movable variable at some time if a girl have her manstruation,they don't care about her age, she was a woman or more recently in some country you are a adult at 21 some other place 18 and go on. So now non adult age is below 18 in that case,i think. It a good precision...and adult age is not a solid definitive variable.
Britt King
Britt King Aylar önce
Gini 2521
Gini 2521 6 aylar önce
yourbirdcreative Yıl önce
I had to chuckle at that 😂
gruv2nz Yıl önce
🤣 right
Foxiepaws ACAnderson
Foxiepaws ACAnderson Yıl önce
I think if I had to contend with one of these awful diseases, I would view death as a mercy and I am sure lots of people back then did too. I dont see many wanting to live to ninety or a hundred with some painful condition that made life hell on earth. I think we forget that they didnt have such easy access to pain relief as we do, and even nowadays some people fight through the courts to be allowed euthanasia. What would it have been like back then. Its horrific! But its very heartening to think people werent ostrasized and were cared for within their own communities.
SithLord Hibiscus
SithLord Hibiscus 5 aylar önce
@Michelle Baker yes. It is. It’s also not always possible, in part or whole, to eliminate pain but we expect that. I had a pt who weighed 90 lbs, and was on 25 mg Fentanyl! She still screamed nonstop from cancer pain. That’s the last-resort pain medicine and a small fraction of that dose would easily kill a 200 lb man. There was no relief we could give her. We gave her Tylenol, ibuprofen, numbing rubs, moved her around to shift pressure, sedated her (which didn’t work anymore), even used some meds off label to induce the relieving side effects. Her best treatment was death. We cannot prevent or even minimize pain in a lot of cases. Medicine isn’t a miracle, it’s science that is always expanding. We would love to help everyone whose suffering is great.
SithLord Hibiscus
SithLord Hibiscus 5 aylar önce
I agree. Amidst the many things I study, I try to examine the change of views in parenting I.e. age of adulthood, hitting them; and the relationship to death. I think they lived BETTER lives in a way. Shorter but more fulfilling. Instead of fearing the inevitable, they appreciated the life they had. It also drove people to reproduce at an earlier, better age, and arguably made parenting more appealing. Imagine if we told ppl in the 1400’s that 26 was the new 18, which would be the new 13, to them! A 26 yo man the would have 3-4 children who were around 6 yo as a median age.
Michelle Baker
Michelle Baker 5 aylar önce
Pain relief is extremely difficult to access for many Americans today. So much so that suicide of chronic pain patients is skyrocketing thanks to the opioid crackdown.
AnarchyBean Yıl önce
It's kind of amazing the things people would do for others back in times where everyone knew they were dependent on others to live. Back in the day, Greece had a law of hospitality where you go to any house in your rank when traveling and they would feed you, clothe you, give you a room and treat you like family and strong ties were made that way. Everyone knew you couldn't feasibly carry all the food, money, clothing and etc to get by while traveling, so it was a common rule that you have to be hospitable to others because you yourself will need that hospitality in return. It's sad we lost that along the way, we don't seem to need eachother to get by as much as then. Today I don't see community coming together much unless a disaster strikes. It's still in us, just takes a lot more to pull it out I think.
Adrianne Spring
Adrianne Spring Yıl önce
@sonicblast123 Ironically much of the US is a medical calamity in current times. Much of medicine wouldn't exist without the Middle East innovation we take for granted.
Anna B.
Anna B. 3 yıl önce
Thanks for uploading more Medieval Dead! The fields of Paleopathology, Bioarcheology, and GenoGraphy are so fascinating. They’re adding much to our understanding of history, especially of the commoners / peasants who rarely leave detailed records and have few artifacts, if any, buried with them. edit: I love Prof. Charlotte’s office! You can tell she just adores her work or at least has a good humor about it.
chris fuller
chris fuller Yıl önce
Lepers in Molokai formed their own close-nit community and sometimes didn't leave once cured. My great aunt was imprisoned (quarantined) for more than 2 years in the mid-1920s when she had tuberculosis. Some bacterial infections were deadly and contagious until recently.
The Criticiser
The Criticiser Yıl önce
Forty one years ago I started working in the NHS, having spent 6 months in the Emergency Department of a children's hospital I moved to a specialist geriatric hospital. I cared for a man with tertiary syphilis, over the months the disease slowly destroyed his mind and he finally died. I have since seen the signs in several patients but fortunately it is now rare.
Janice Tehie
Janice Tehie Aylar önce
I believe it is known as atypical general paresis.
Boop 3 yıl önce
“How Victorians Avoided Disease” They didn’t.
BootsMcNab 11 aylar önce
This talks about the middle ages.. you're a few centuries late
Enigma System
Enigma System Yıl önce
@Alvex Ok It is called a dark sense of humor. It is a healthy coping mechanism and not literal and sociopathic as it may read in the literal sense. You need a dark sense of humor in order for your sanity to survive in this world. Also to get along with other people. I used to take everything literally, then found out I'm on the autistic spectrum and I then learned how to "loosen up" aka, laugh & enjoy.
Eddie's Room
Eddie's Room Yıl önce
@Allan Gibson you sound handsome, and smart we should hook up
Eddie's Room
Eddie's Room Yıl önce
Aww Betty so silly
Margie Hankins-Jerde
Margie Hankins-Jerde 3 aylar önce
Our history is so interesting. It shows just how far we have come. Those times had to be horrible. How they survived at all is a wonder.
Laura Te Aho-White
Laura Te Aho-White 3 yıl önce
This documentary inspired me to go brush my teeth
myste1973 9 gün önce
​@Xion Siren me too 😅
Stigmatizedk.j A suicide survivors journey
Stigmatizedk.j A suicide survivors journey 29 gün önce
Omg I just went and brushed when they scraped the skull 🤣
Silvermoonshadow Aylar önce
Just did that lol 😂
kyereCat 2 aylar önce
Especially after each meal.
Maxasaurus 2 aylar önce
Thank God
False Prophet
False Prophet 3 yıl önce
These documentaries in this channel are excellent, very high quality. But the audio isn’t loud enough. I can barely hear it even with the volume up all the way, I sampled 3 different sources and each time too quiet.
vintage Aylar önce
Whoever is in charge of audio should find a way to check what they have done to the video before releasing it to be posted. I might be able to hear what the narrator is saying were it not for the music.
Myra Bruner
Myra Bruner 4 aylar önce
I have the same problem so quit watching.
World weary wombat 摆烂
World weary wombat 摆烂 Yıl önce
Francesca Rose
Francesca Rose Yıl önce
You can put subtitles on. I agree re the music, it is unnecessary.
False Prophet
False Prophet Yıl önce
@C Bryce their newer videos sound fine, haven’t rewatched this one recently
Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick Yıl önce
Thank you for uploading this video. I appreciate the respect the scientists show and express for the humanity of the people whose remains they examine. It's not only scientific data they are after, but an understanding of the society and the life experiences unique to those individuals. The way history should be studied, in my opinion.
Enyo 2 yıl önce
That would be my dream job. I love history/archaeology, infectious diseases, and forensic pathology. It must be so hard to specialise in, though.
Seitan Beats Your Meat
Seitan Beats Your Meat Aylar önce
Kaptain Kaos lives up to the name 😂
Di :3
Di :3 Yıl önce
Doing a PhD is hard but if it’s what you love, why not? You can get a fellowship or an assistantship and you don’t have to pay a dime.
mascara1888 Yıl önce
@Kaptain Kaos you are completely wrong. My brother is a paleontologist and he is in his early 40s and already a leader in his field.
Morgan Beck
Morgan Beck Yıl önce
@Kaptain Kaos I think your 30-40 years is an odd projection. That would literally take a graduate student to retirement age… many of the experts you see on shows like this are in their 40s or even 30s. Graduate and post doc studies are brutal in any field, but if you’re taking to age 60 earn them and have been working at it steadily since 23, it might be time to choose a new academic path
Kaptain Kaos
Kaptain Kaos 2 yıl önce
Well those fields with the exception of infectious diseases and pathology have widely different academic paths. For any of them you can expect a minimum of getting a post graduate degree before you can expect not doing the grunt work for a senior person. The disease and pathology routes are going to take you thru medical school. LOTS of advanced schooling and money BEFORE you can think about specialization. And then 30-40 years of grinding work before you become an expert. Lastly if I’m not being a bummer enough the first two specialties aren’t going to earn you back the money you spent on school for a LONG time. Sorry.
Silva Yıl önce
Oh my gosh! I just learned that not all syphilis are STDs, and there are other types. I never knew about that. They all seem equally awful diseases, too. Maybe I never heard about it because I don't have to worry about endemic syphilis, but still.
Silva Aylar önce
@My Account That also sounds terrible.
My Account
My Account Aylar önce
Yaws is one
Silva 11 aylar önce
@Sara Brown That's a great explanation. Thanks!
Sara Brown
Sara Brown 11 aylar önce
It changed to an STI because the victorian's were clothed, it was also colder. Syphilis was a tropical disease mostly and commonly just skin to skin transfer and mild. It was rather prolific even north America in a more historic time but not like what we see today, it wasn't something people died of, it was often never even recognized as it became and sti because the carries does younger and it wasn't expressed it was latent still.
SoulDevoured 2 yıl önce
"sometimes it's a necessity, sometimes these people are turned up by accident, and we have to do them a service by allowing them to tell us their story." I mean if you had to dig me up I'd appreciate you attempting to understand me too. Thanks archaeologists and paleontologists
La Traumatizada
La Traumatizada Yıl önce
@Life Isn't Static lol
M A Yıl önce
@Life Isn't Static 🤣 right?!
Life Isn't Static
Life Isn't Static Yıl önce
Thus, I'm getting cremated. Enough is enough. I don't feel like having to explain myself in death, too.
Doctor Shell
Doctor Shell Yıl önce
One of the most fascinating times of history. IMO. This was remarkably well done. I wasn’t even raised religious but was traumatized by religious stories about leprosy that religious people would talk about. Thank you.
Catherine Reed
Catherine Reed 3 yıl önce
I have heard of a cave in the USA that was used as a leper's colony. At the time I actually learned about it, there were tours being given, and food being served because the tours were so long. I'm not giving place or name, because things might have changed. However, I do distinctly remember I had no fear of catching it. This was in the early 1990's I learned about it. I have wanted to go there ever since I first learned about it, despite having read horrors about lepers. Given war, poverty, and nuclear plants blowing up, I didn't much fear disease except cancer. Again, this was long ago. I still very much want to visit that cave.
Jennifer Rademaker
Jennifer Rademaker Yıl önce
Yes. Tuberculosis hospital inside Mammoth Cave. I haven't been on that specific tour there but would like to see it someday.
Catherine Reed
Catherine Reed 2 yıl önce
@Kaptain Kaos It was my boss at a different cave in 1991 who told me that.
Kaptain Kaos
Kaptain Kaos 2 yıl önce
Actually it was treatment for tuberculosis. Mammoth Cave. It’s on Wikipedia.
Holly W
Holly W Yıl önce
Life expectancies have (or I should say had) grown higher just since I was born. I remember when it was rare, very rare, to see someone's obituary, who had lived to 100. Now it's fairly common. Even here in the U.S. where I believe life expectancies have declined, you see centenarians quite often.
Helperbot 2000
Helperbot 2000 Yıl önce
@JPJ oof
Joe Coolioness
Joe Coolioness Yıl önce
@Life Isn't Static in the UK where medical care is "free" (well, those that pay taxes pick up the tab versus those that actually use the service) the life expectancy is 2.5 years higher than in the USA. Not statistically relevant and sure as hell isn't worth the cost. Healthcare cots a lot everywhere, not just the USA, it's just hidden in countries with socialized medicine. You pay when you buy things, it's why the UK has such a high tax on everything and why they pay twice as much for gasoline.
Eddie's Room
Eddie's Room Yıl önce
@JPJ true
westzed23 Yıl önce
Life expectancy is based on all deaths from infancy to seniors. Infants that are born prematurely can survive and children are surviving childhood diseases. These affect the numbers that are used to determine life expectancy. So, yes, more people are living to the 100s, but more infants are also surviving.
JPJ Yıl önce
@Eddie's Room that's because there's no food in our food.
Derpy Who
Derpy Who 10 aylar önce
I read a book by Dr. Paul Brand. He was a Dr. in India who treated Leprosy. He said the reason they lost fingers and other parts was because when the disease affects the nervous system, they lose feeling. They may burn their hand causing finger or hand damage, or may break their foot because they can't feel changes in pressure when walking. Their digits didn't just shrink by themselves.
Derpy Who
Derpy Who 6 gün önce
@Amanda Saint Really, changing a person's diet and exercising will change their health. They don't need health care. It's just most people want a pill, not a change in habits.
Amanda Saint
Amanda Saint 6 gün önce
Diabetics lose fingers and toes the same way, although healthcare has advanced to where we can save a lot of them
Andrew C.
Andrew C. Yıl önce
This topic is one of my absolute favourites. So incredibly fascinating.
John Billings
John Billings Yıl önce
The truth is that leprosy isn't as contagious as thought from others with it, but rather from an animal host. For instance, in armadillo populations in the western hemisphere it is rampant and there have been quite a few contractions of it in the southern US even.
Trash Artist
Trash Artist Yıl önce
seeing this, i honestly have no idea how humans survived that period of time to be where we are today
Handsome Blackman
Handsome Blackman Yıl önce
Syphilis was brutally horrific in ancient times. A living hell.
Boot Scoot
Boot Scoot 6 aylar önce
I think because of this compassion towards the diseased we were able to overcome the horrors of rampant disease
tsumami 2 yıl önce
The opening basically sounds like the rules set out for all of us social distancing during covid.
Wolfz Music
Wolfz Music Yıl önce
@Sunita Fisher even if you’re not weak, you can still have aftereffects. i’m 16, very healthy & good immune system & i had my booster (half a dose) & felt crappy the next day
Milliardo5 Yıl önce
@Alvex Ok COVID-19 only looks minor now because we can produce vaccines to counter it, as well as we have developed our cities much that we take for granted sewage and other hygienic practices. If this happened way back during the Medieval period, I would think the outcome would be more catastrophic and we would be reading how COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous outbreaks to happen in history. Now though we can counter it with advances in medicine.
Elsa Marie
Elsa Marie Yıl önce
And now at the close of 2021 its the rules for the unvaxxed
balsgal Yıl önce
@Truthseeker12 i have had two you won't believe this I'm alive
IKnowRight Yıl önce
Anyone else watching this during Covid?... I’m going to go brush my teeth now, shower & wash my hair, put on clean clothes, wash my sheets and towels. I feel so unclean, but happy to be alive. Thanks for the upload 🦷
Lora M
Lora M Yıl önce
Medieval Dead is amazing. With there were more and more. The narrator, notch!
Małgorzata Mika
Małgorzata Mika 2 yıl önce
The title is's not about how disease plagued Victorian life, but the life of people in the Medieval Era.
Meg Art
Meg Art Yıl önce
@jackie Dunn it also says hsitory
jackie Dunn
jackie Dunn Yıl önce
Mine said midevil
Rhonda Bradshaw
Rhonda Bradshaw Yıl önce
@Tulsi Vana it's clearly marked Medievil life...U.S.A..
Jewals-HealingRose222 Yıl önce
@Carol Strachan It's not petty, it was an observation. You however are ignorant. The title was changed. The only one who comes off as petty is you needing to put your two cents in after the fact and without all the information.
Ang R
Ang R Yıl önce
Thank you. I don't know about abroad but in England there was a law against keeping a dirty house. It was a serious law and reportedly strictly enforced at least in some areas during medieval times.
Ang R
Ang R Yıl önce
@Space Ghost Don't then. What do I care what a total stranger believes? Lol.
Space Ghost
Space Ghost Yıl önce
I do not believe that.
Anthony Monge
Anthony Monge Yıl önce
This documentary is so good! Just think, how we view diseases from back then, how will people 500 years from now view how we handled diseases?
Golgotha_Mythos69 Yıl önce
"It is not the aim of science to open a door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error." -Bertold Brecht
Mednight dreams
Mednight dreams Yıl önce
I can only imagine the pain they went thur with no pain killers. Having babies with no pain killers. Teeth pulled with nothing to numb you extra
AdmiringObserverR Yıl önce
Kristine Apodaca
Kristine Apodaca Yıl önce
I had a posterior baby without any drugs. Not super fun...but survivable!
Timothy Soen
Timothy Soen Yıl önce
Along with Hash/Cannabis
Timothy Soen
Timothy Soen Yıl önce
Opiates were in use at the time, to be fair.
Charlie Taube
Charlie Taube Yıl önce
If I remember correctly tuberculosis and leperosy are related and their is disscussion among scientists as to which is older. Tuberculosis is "fun" to learn about, it was brought by infected seals to the new world before the columbian exchange.
Sofie Kathrine
Sofie Kathrine Yıl önce
Both a mycobacterium if I remember correctly
Milacek5 2 yıl önce
Can't be grateful enough to live in todays day and age.
Emily Copeland
Emily Copeland Yıl önce
@facetube youbook You can be grateful for being born in a new time period and still recognize the wrong being done to others or yourself in the modern era. You guys love using fallacies all the time huh?
Anonymous User
Anonymous User Yıl önce
@Dad Dad yeah I think about that sometimes too XD Like back then, all that awful disgustingness was normal for them. Maybe future people will have really high tech toothbrushes or something and they'll be like "in the earlier sections of the 21st century, people used to only brush their teeth with a paste, and a stick with bristles on it!" or maybe the showers would be more high tech and it'll be "They used to only use soap and water :O"
Dad Dad
Dad Dad Yıl önce
I was thinking the same thing, but then I started thinking about 500+ years down the road. Are people going to be saying how awful and gross it was for us?
Jayme Stratton
Jayme Stratton Yıl önce
I was watching some of that show where they have to live life in literal ways they did in Victorian times and paused it to go use the bathroom and wanted to sing praises to my flush toilet!! Haha!!
Mackenzie 3 yıl önce
Why does it say Victorian but then also medieval... two different time periods.
Peter Plotts
Peter Plotts Yıl önce
Because the two periods though separated by hundreds of years are both "dark ages" to the people who make these documentaries. Blaming the Bible for worsening the conditions of those suffering from leprosy was novel and wonderfully creative, but it isn't clear to me how this is so. No doubt, there is a good Samaritan out there beside himself with eagerness to straighten me out on this.
Pug Dad
Pug Dad Yıl önce
@breakline but Africa had advance tools for medicine during the same periods.
breakline Yıl önce
For their defense, medicine progressed very little between medieval Europe and Victorian times...There was some progress sure, but until germ theory was accepted and anti-biotics and modern diagnostics were invented basically after WW2, medcine was in the dark and people died a lot.
Alvex Ok
Alvex Ok Yıl önce
@Enyo Yes, it does. I'm glad that there's still some intelligence on the internet.
Alvex Ok
Alvex Ok Yıl önce
@Natacha Now that makes sense. I'm glad that there are still some people with intelligence on here
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Naomi Page Coaching “RED DRAGONFLY MUMS Yıl önce
I have just stumbled upon this site and found this absolutely fascinating. Thank you. I’m obsessed with history 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
ElvesnSpells Yıl önce
As someone who's ill most of the time. Im happy i was born in this era. I'd have died years ago
Bobby Hnhmsi
Bobby Hnhmsi 3 yıl önce
I actually did a college thesis on medieval health focusing on medieval Christian and medieval Muslim world. The reason Europe had so much plagues was basically hygiene and dogma. The reason the Muslim world didn’t have much plagues was because of their religion. Take for example a saying by the prophet Muhammad, ““If you hear that it (the plague) is in a land, do not go there, and if it breaks out in a land where you are, do not leave, fleeing from it.” So what he is generally saying in 600 A.D is quarantine, probably the reason why the cannon of medicine that Europe used for 700 years was written by a Muslim, Avicenna. They (Muslims) also have ritual ablution, they wash themselves five times a day. Meanwhile in Europe the kings and queens used to twice a year. They also would assume diseases were caused by the devil or sin. I remember reading a letter a Muslim doctor from medieval Spain about his interactions with Europeans. He said when a person was sick they used to drill holes into his head or neck or beat him assuming he was possessed. He wrote, “I have seen the medicine of the Christians” sarcastically. Why were there such a difference in behavior when it came to health between two religious groups? That’s above my pay grade but what I realized after I finished my senior paper was, that the world is such an complicated place. Anyways, I usually fall asleep to videos and I just had to comment on this video. Forgive me for any mistakes in spelling or grammar, I’m literally falling asleep as I write this lol
MAYU SOMA Yıl önce
The minds of this thread just brilliant.
JK Clark
JK Clark Yıl önce
I bet shaking hands helped with transmission of less severe disease, so that it built immunity (you wouldn't shake hands with a leper). Also only eating with your 'clean' hand was good when toilet paper hadn't been invented, plus you can take a dump out in the desert and bury it - not chuck it out the window! And the desert is pretty sterile, compared to European fields of dirt (haven't studied it, but lived in the region a while and those sorts of things go through my mind).
MAYU SOMA Yıl önce
Living with livestock was also something kings and queens were doing. And then the sewage + waste disposal was just in the streets. It's like people walkinh in their homes with Canal Street juices on their feet everyday.
Timothy Soen
Timothy Soen Yıl önce
They still got smashed by the plague. The narrative culturally is different. But Muslims suffered and died from the black death enormously.
RAL AMI Yıl önce
Such valuable information. Glad that I found this channel!
Alexis Walkden
Alexis Walkden Yıl önce
Love these videos, but please give the person in charge of the audio mixing a firm slap.
Midge Carstensen
Midge Carstensen Yıl önce
As a dental hygienist I'm facinated by this!!
Hhhhgftr2464 Vvvvjjh
Hhhhgftr2464 Vvvvjjh 2 yıl önce
Great documentary! Only if the music could just be an undertone except overscreaming the voices etc... I hate how tv and youtube turns on music to hell proportions for impression. It impresses already. But the info was great.
Thereza Bjorklund
Thereza Bjorklund 10 aylar önce
I'm surprised humanity survived with all these horrible incurable diseases, wars where thousands the plagues.
Ang R
Ang R Yıl önce
Leprosy was a fearful, very contagious disease. I read it is still around in some countries.
Ang R
Ang R Yıl önce
@AdmiringObserverR Not heard that. Maybe search it.
AdmiringObserverR Yıl önce
I have heard armadillos carry it
Marie Walsh
Marie Walsh Yıl önce
So they can't calculate the age of death from a skeleton passed the age of 46 yet they are saying there weren't many old people around. Big assumption if you can't date a skeleton past middle age. Many skeletal remains are of children because this is the most vulnerable time of life. Once passed childhood, the chances of living to a good age were quite reasonable
oooh19 Yıl önce
@Lisa Marie yea plus how did they end up having big families if they had died after having their 1st baby?
oooh19 Yıl önce
people still die young even w/ longer life expectancies however we think we have plenty of time so why rush? probably not a positive thing all the time
Joe Coolioness
Joe Coolioness Yıl önce
@Elaine Johnson why not look that up? Google is your friend.
Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie Yıl önce
@Elaine Johnson Those are two very different dating techniques. And even the methods we use to date the earth can't get that specific.
Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie Yıl önce
@Life Isn't Static Historically, about 1 in 20 women died either from pregnancy, childbirth, or the effects after. That's quite a lot, but still not as much as people nowadays would guess. The overwhelming majority of women survived reproduction and lived as long as men.
Mark Harris
Mark Harris Yıl önce
My old parish church was built on a hospital for people affected by leprosy and where the monks treated them.
Bunny Mad
Bunny Mad 2 yıl önce
Lepers weren't just avoided in Victorian times. They were always shoved off to somewhere due to fear. I must be missing something or they just worded it a bit iffily.
Timothy Soen
Timothy Soen Yıl önce
Ancient near middle eastern sources, document the same behavior.
GrimTactics 3 yıl önce
Music was a bit much but overall another enjoyable history lesson
Helen Flaherty Luce
Helen Flaherty Luce Yıl önce
Agreed. Better balance, or no music at all, would be preferable.
Karen Tucker
Karen Tucker 2 yıl önce
I didn't really notice it.
pic of a doggo
pic of a doggo 3 yıl önce
This channel is a treasure!
Ciss Mophy
Ciss Mophy Yıl önce
Archeologists in a 1000 years: 'damn those toothbrushes!'
Brent Farvors
Brent Farvors 2 yıl önce
"We can't age skeletons past 46..." The fact that she still had TEETH, would like a word with you...
Space Ghost
Space Ghost Yıl önce
@Morgan Beck True but not just sugar. Tooth decay started with GRAINS which turn to sugar quickly.
Space Ghost
Space Ghost Yıl önce
@Brent Farvors Just because you really really want to be right, does not mean you are. Tooth decay started with humans eating grains. Agriculture. Later sugar cane.
Space Ghost
Space Ghost Yıl önce
@Brent Farvors Eating grains after agriculture became common was what started teeth erosion. Later on sugar came in.
Harlotte O'Scara
Harlotte O'Scara Yıl önce
I’m only 7 minutes in and I have a strong urge to clean my house.
Joan Huffman
Joan Huffman Yıl önce
Did the exile and isolation of patients with leprosy result in the rarity of leprosy in the modern first world?
Kinnish Yıl önce
Myth #2 that leprosy was incurable was not a myth but true in the middle ages
Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W. 3 yıl önce
This was a cheery and uplifting way to spend my Friday night. :-/ At least I'm smarter now I suppose.
Oldish andWoke-ish
Oldish andWoke-ish Yıl önce
Wednesday night for me!
Lorraine Wadsworth
Lorraine Wadsworth Yıl önce
Always a Plus.
Ed Winchester
Ed Winchester 2 yıl önce
I really love this channel but I just wanted to point out that the volume is really low, please limit the audio more in your videos
Jay R
Jay R Yıl önce
honestly on an island like britain which is so old and has such a large population, the concept of digging up old cemetaries is understandable. you gotta bury the new dead somewhere, right?
Life Isn't Static
Life Isn't Static Yıl önce
Or build.... Anything.
MM 27
MM 27 3 yıl önce
I would like to propose that the “filthy” conditions in which Europeans in the Middle Ages lived contributed to within the general population an overall sound (read: successfully challenged) immune system, which contributed to survival. I believe, just as in today, some humans back then became more susceptible to infectious disease by aggravating conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Not saying that things were perfect before the advent of modern antibiotics and pharmaceuticals, more people did die from preventable infectious disease, but now most people die from preventable chronic diseases, such as from the physical debilitation associated with diabetes, and heart and lung diseases. Historical social improvements in general cleanliness have contributed less to humanity’s overall health than inherently healthy human immune systems.
lachachi1968 Yıl önce
Suggest you to read the FLEXNER REPORT, very interesting info.
Phoebe The Great
Phoebe The Great 3 yıl önce
I agree that some people are too clean now, which compromises immune systems, but extreme filth was (and is) a big vector for disease. People tipped their poo and wee out onto the streets and the filth also attracted rats, which are huge vectors for disease. There's a happy medium between too clean and not clean enough.
Ray De La Peña
Ray De La Peña 2 yıl önce
Sometimes the music over powers the voices. But very informative
Gary Gone
Gary Gone 2 yıl önce
This documentary shook me to the core of my skel ee ton. Lol
A woman’s friend 💯
A woman’s friend 💯 Yıl önce
I wouldn’t at all want to live in those days by any means. But if I could go back in time for a few hours & be protected fully & immune to any diseases.
notfiveo 2 yıl önce
First time I’ve ever seen people get exited over bad oral hygiene.
Gale Andrews
Gale Andrews Yıl önce
I love these documentary stories. FYI? To me, the background music was often louder than the narrator. Keep that in mind, next time. Thank you!
Lucy Erda
Lucy Erda Yıl önce
Let's not ignore that the roll malnutrition and starvation also had in killing people during pandemics during that time.
Mary Hildreth
Mary Hildreth Yıl önce
I enjoy your content. I would enjoy it so much more if your titles were accurate. Please put accurate titles and not just something that applies to 45 seconds somewhere near the middle of the video.
Chriss Taylor
Chriss Taylor 5 aylar önce
Great interesting documentary, the work being done is helping undo old myths regarding leprosy , Seems to be little interest by males in this work ? . Keep up the good work ,
Erin W
Erin W 2 yıl önce
Well it had nothing to do with Victorians but it was interesting none the less!
moonshiner 3
moonshiner 3 Yıl önce
@Morgan Beck 🤣🤣🤣 this is actually so true.
ChezzaAU 11 aylar önce
Wonderful doco, very informative. But the music in places almost drowns out the audio.
Chris Black
Chris Black Yıl önce
That was a good video. Thank you. I got a picture like the one at the beginning. Lady on sofa dead. Mine has a angle coming to get her. Yours is the only time I've seen another. Mine came from a diary/photo album from 16??. Can't remember much about because a lady brought it to work an showed Me. A priest gave it to her. I was the camera girl at a print shop an she let me take 2 pictures out an blow them up. It was maybe 5 in. Square made of dark brown leather inlaid with a design of ivory. It was thick with alot in it. Usually the volume on my phone is to loud on high but I was having trouble hearing your video. Just thought I'd let you know.
Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers 3 yıl önce
I tried very hard to garner as much information from this video. But the imbalance in music to narration audio levels was very distracting. Plus I think the title is misleading. I understand its part of series, but since this episode/video is specific to the medieval period, the title/thumbnail should have reflected that better
Assaj Ventress
Assaj Ventress Yıl önce
"Uh oh, i just got a splinter..... well, it was nice knowing you all" - Medievel Person
Cat Von Der Ahe
Cat Von Der Ahe Yıl önce
A wonder anyone made it through to be our ancestors.
Ken Britton
Ken Britton Yıl önce
The old artwork is amazing.
Corinne P Morrison
Corinne P Morrison Yıl önce
I met an elderly man who got syphilis from his wife...after they divorced and reunited... It resulted in him being blind... The wife was long since dead...
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis Yıl önce
York Centre For Medieval Studies. My alma mater!
Jamie Angel
Jamie Angel 3 yıl önce
'These we would call 'non-adults', so they're... not adults... in age' Nope, I still don't know what you mean
Bonnie A.
Bonnie A. Yıl önce
@Jamie Angel Well I am here for it! So carry on with your terrible self. 😊
Jamie Angel
Jamie Angel Yıl önce
@Bonnie A. I'm terrible :D
Bonnie A.
Bonnie A. Yıl önce
@Jamie Angel I thought your sarcasm was brilliant. 😄
Jamie Angel
Jamie Angel Yıl önce
@MoniMeka P ayyy finally! A word to categorize the non adults haha :D
MoniMeka P
MoniMeka P Yıl önce
CW Yıl önce
By analyzing her dna you could potentially identify her relatives alive today?
Malory Yıl önce
In summary: It's a miracle we are still here.
GallantServer 2 aylar önce
I love that the first 10 minutes is weirdly focused on that one person’s office decorations
Lucinda McLaren
Lucinda McLaren Yıl önce
This is interesting information and does not need the obnoxious music that supposed to increase drama. It cheapens the experience.
Leona Heraty
Leona Heraty Yıl önce
Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
Gary Elkhorn
Gary Elkhorn Yıl önce
So much of human history will never be known!
Nowaynoway Yıl önce
I’ve never wanted to have a shower this much in my life
Kristijan Mehun
Kristijan Mehun 3 yıl önce
42:15 "...because they think the end of their life is the end of everything for them." ...well, it is isn't it? Everybody has only one life- it's your life and everything in it is dictated by it's quality. So if you lose your life, you lose everything and have nothing; no morals, no materials, no thoughts, no disease... you literally lose it all ...there's no "they think" about it :)
oooh19 Yıl önce
i guess they mean once you die, you go to an afterlife so it's not really the end
Alice Ellis
Alice Ellis 2 yıl önce
If you continue watching, they do get better at editing the music.
🦋Jess🦋 Yıl önce
I’m 29:36 in and I’ve had to stop it because it’s so cringe and disruptive
Iagree Yıl önce
Thank you, was gonna give up
cristyn Lane
cristyn Lane Yıl önce
What if they caught some ancient disease from handling those bones?
Mary Freebed
Mary Freebed 7 aylar önce
About what you said about the calculus, do we avoid a lot of diseases by brushing and flossing, then?
silvermica 3 yıl önce
I can’t watch this because the audio of the commercials are really loud compared to the audio of the documentary. =(
Reinder van Til
Reinder van Til 4 aylar önce
That is why I use TRshow on a Windows 7 computer. No adverts
Steve Schaeffer
Steve Schaeffer 6 aylar önce
I just watch it on mute and read the closed captions.
Paul Middleton
Paul Middleton 3 yıl önce
Ahhh the beauty of raising 8 youngins..I automatically tune out unnecessary noises..didn't realise there was background music until I started reading comments 😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Anonymous User
Anonymous User Yıl önce
lol same. Being a teenager with a lot of siblings I tune tons of stuff out too XD
Little Miss Fitness
Little Miss Fitness Yıl önce
Malinda Bert
Malinda Bert Yıl önce
I didn't either. There's like 10 minutes left and I'm still not hearing much music.
C H O N K Yıl önce
@Hannah Zoe it's not that serious lol
That1Flutist Yıl önce
Curious to see what having covid does to my bones. Too bad I won't see it.
Emilie Perry - Fresh Start Green Cleaning
Emilie Perry - Fresh Start Green Cleaning Aylar önce
My 12 year old daughter fell asleep watching this tonight. Not your average bedtime story haha
Anastasia Yıl önce
Them: penicillin will save your life Me who’s allergic: guess I’m a goner
Kristi Stoudt
Kristi Stoudt Yıl önce
I am interested in back then times like medieval times, victorian times,and so on does anyone know more sights to got to besides this one ?and way back then times too
Eve 2 yıl önce
If the background music is going to be so loud, could you please include captions? It's hard at times to focus on the narrator. Please and thank you!
Morgan Beck
Morgan Beck Yıl önce
Turn them on yourself.
Lesley Brydon
Lesley Brydon Yıl önce
Captions are available. Touch the top right of the screen and hit cc.
Nini 3 yıl önce
Okay but the soundtrack is amazing at the beginning is there any title to the piece or os it an ost?
Katzumi Hanzo
Katzumi Hanzo 2 yıl önce
Hmmm están hablando del 2020? Suena muy parecido a estos tiempos!
Susan Furlong
Susan Furlong 7 aylar önce
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