Medieval Physicians Used to Taste Patients’ Urine for Diagnosing Medical Conditions

The Medical Alchemist vt. The Uroscopy by Franz Christoph Janneck (1703–1761), (Science History Institute)

The examination of urine (‘uroscopy’) as a method of medical diagnosis can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, but during the Middle Ages the examination of urine samples by physicians became widespread. 


Source: Ancient Origins

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