were some medical practices during
the area of personal hygiene,
myrtle, saffron, myrrh, and
spikenard were used.
oil and the balm of Gilead were used
to heal wounds.
and myrrh were mixed together as a
Mandrake roots were used to help a
Broken bones were tightly bound.
hole was drilled in the skull to
Midwives were used to assist during
births (as they still are sometimes
poultice of figs was heated and
applied to boils.
Frankincense and myrrh were used to
In Old Testament times, priests
and prophets had responsibility for
a large amount of the medical care
of the people. For example, the
priests performed the cleansings
after childbirth and for leprosy. By
the time of the New Testament,
physicians were in full-practice and
were trained in medical schools that
taught anatomy and basic medical