Factors affecting 19th century medicine

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  • Factors affecting 19th century medicine
    • Communication
      • Trains
      • Newspapers
    • Political change
      • Laws to improve health e.g. sewers
    • War
      • Practical improvements
    • Science
      • Links between germs and disease
      • Anaesthetics and dyes kill bacteria
    • Technology
      • Steel syringes
      • Microscopes
      • Thermometers
    • Urbanisation
      • Growth of towns led to health problems.
      • Poor housing and infected water - diseases spread rapadliy


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