Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century.

Image number: 10284953

Statue of St Anthony the Hermit, Dutch, 16th century.

The Catholic Church dominated medieval Europe, and Christian teaching often implied that illness was the result of sin. Prayer therefore became an important part of healing.

Image number:
10284953
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
21 September 2006 12:29
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Science Museum