Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Bloodletting and the treatment of menstrual disorders in early modern England

    Rhianna Elliott Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom   Figure 1. Title page: Culpeper’s school of physick (London, 1659). Wellcome Collection. Public domain. Bloodletting, also known as “phlebotomy,” was a common preventive and therapeutic medical practice in early modern England. Its theoretical foundation was in humorism, the ancient medical system where bodily health depended on the balance between…