This paper will review evidence in the literature that provides us with information about life in the medieval period for people who had learning disabilities, especially in relation to medical help and health care.
The information will be presented in four sections:
The presentation will use pictures from the period to help people understand the context of the period being discussed and to illustrate the examples of healthcare practices being described.
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