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Would you have survived in the middle ages?

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Shamus asks Would you have survived in the middle ages?

I've actually considered this before. My main handicap would be my short-sightedness, but I can't think of anything to date which might have been life threatening enough to kill me had modern medicine not been there. Although I do wonder how people managed with short-sightedness before they invented glasses. Just bumped into things a lot, I guess, which might mean I'd have had a fatal accident by falling onto a trebuchet or something.

Posted July 18, 2007 10:06 PM


I think I'd have been dead a few times over. As far as medical care goes, my appendix would have done me in at five like the article said.

Add to this that I tend to stay clear from religious dogma and am too curious than is healthy even today. Which was definitely not healthy then. ;)

Posted by: Arancaytar | July 24, 2007 2:39 AM

I would have become King of some European country in the Middle Ages. I just think that's how I would have ended up. Beer, mutton, unlimited hot wenches, occasional halting steps towards a crude form of parliamentary democracy - I was born too late.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | July 25, 2007 2:32 AM

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