Evidence of medieval caesarian shows people valued life.

An article about the fine of a skeleton from 12th Century England showing evidence of a Caesarian section performed on a woman.

Researchers believe it likely that the 7-month-pregnant woman died of tuberculosis and that the Caesarian operation was a desperate, though unsuccessful, attempt to save her unborn fetus. Though it is often believed that medieval people got "used to" death because their life expectancy was so short, this find suggests that people cherished life and would work very hard to preserve it.