Ground Mouse and Cheese Mold Looking for Medical Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts

Did monks in the Middle Ages know more about medicine than we thought? A German medical historian is combing medieval manuscripts looking for recipes that could be helpful today. Pharmaceutical companies have taken a keen interest in his research.
Manuscripts from the Middle Ages may contain some useful potions to cure present-day illnesses.

Manuscripts from the Middle Ages may contain some useful potions to cure present-day illnesses.

ALIK KEPLICZ/ AP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan