Due to the fact that there are no competing countries in Pax Mongolica, after the Mongol Conquest of the World technological development, especially involving weapons, slowed down dramatically.
Industrial RevolutionEditThere was an industrial revolution of a sort in the Mongol Empire, but it couldn't really be thought of as a revolution as it never really had a profound effect on any people's lifestyles. In the Mongol Empire the Industrial Revolution was more of a communal nature than an industrial nature; groups of families in the preceding 'cottage industries' found that they could afford labour-saving equipment if they invested in it together then shared the equipment (because, for example, a family rarely needs a tool kit all of the time, and mainly keeps their tools stored away for most of the year; it is therefore wasteful for every family ina community to buy their own tool kits).
Because of its nature, rather than resulting in increased productivity the Mongol Industrial Revolution resulted in shorter working hours, whie the production of goods remained relatively constant. The reson for this is that the industrial revolution was driven by labourers rather than entrepeneurs.
Military technology in the Mongol Empire has seen even slower development than many other technologies since Pax Mongolica. The fact that there were no other competing empires once the Incan Empire capitulated meant that there was very little need for development of new military technology except in suppressing rebellions, which usually requires a completely different strategy.
As a result the most advanced weapon available in the Mongol Empire is the rifle, which is often used by the foot soldiers who police the cities and keep order in the empire. Most other weapons are taken from ancient Chinese designs which have remained unchanged for thousands of years.
The writings of the mediterranean empires such as Greece, Rome and Egypt are what are mostly referred to by modern doctors, and have been translated into many different languages. There have been few new treatments discovered beyond these writings.
However, there is better understanding of how such treatments work. For example, ancient texts recommended using honey or mouldy bread to treat infected wounds; today it is recognised that this is because of their antibiotic properties. It is common for medical schools to have botanical gardens (the world's largest botanical garden is in Karakorum).