Medicine and Treatment 1750-1900 Quiz

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Medicine and Treatment c1750 c1900
Why did people move to industrial towns?
Give 2 examples of industrial towns.
Why was it bad for a person's health to live in these areas? 6 reasons
When did cholera first arrive in Britain?
Why was cholera so frightening? 2 reasons
How did cholera spread and what were its effects on a person?
What fraction of sufferers dies?
Name four other killer diseases from this time period.
By what period were people less likely to blame the cause of disease on supernatural causes
or an unbalance of the humours?
What were people now more likely to think caused disease?
What were the two main theories about the cause of disease from this time period?
Name 7 things people may have done to stop themselves catching cholera.

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What year did Jenner publish his ideas on vaccination?
Who didn't like his work?
Why was vaccination not always successful?
When was vaccination made compulsory?
What year did the world health organisation announce that smallpox had been wiped out
What is the germ theory?
What were two benefits of Pasteur's discovery?
How was his discovery limited?
When was his germ theory published and how did he discover it?
What factor helped Pasteur?
What year did Pasteur create the vaccine for chicken cholera?
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In what year did Koch identify the microbes that cause TB?
In what year did Koch identify the microbes that cause cholera?
What else did Koch discover?
Why did these breakthroughs have a limited impact?
By the end of which century was research usually carried out by a team rather than an
individual and why? 3 reasons
How had doctors learned in the medieval and renaissance periods and how did this change
at the start of the 18th century?
When could a doctor set up…read more

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How did the government prevent this?
State 5 reasons John Hunter was important?
Why and when did women's role in midwifery decline?
When were there gradual changes to the attitudes towards women in society?
What happened in the mid19th century?
When and where had training for nurses begun?
What year could women qualify as doctors at a British university?
What did male doctors think of female doctors as the time?
Where did Florence Nightingale work and what was her achievement there?
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What was her significance? 4 things
When and where did the first cottage hospital open?
How many of these were there by 1900?
Where were the different classes treated? Upper, middle, working
Name three factors in the development of hospital care?
Who created a machine to standardise pills and when?
What century did the pharmaceutical industry come about?…read more


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