Medicine Through Time: Overview of Course

An overview of all the different ideas, people and themes that should be studied for the AQA Medicine Through Time course. Created from the SHP Histroy textbook and the schemes of work from the AQA website, it is either a useful last minute revision resource, or more effectively, an outline that can be used to structure revision.

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Medicine Through Time: Overview

Medicine In The Ancient World
Pre-Historic Medicine
Disease and Infection Surgery and Anatomy Public Health Other
Caused by spirits and the Trephining to release evil spirits using Lived nomadic lifestyles.
supernatural. simple tools such as flint arrowheads. Pre-historic, so no written…

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Hippocrates championed Aristotle's Since dissection was allowed, many There was an advanced system of Farmers and traders were skilled
theory of the four humours, which skilled philosophers and physicians drainage and water supply at the and successful so it would have
were yellow bile, black…

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Acupuncture was used to unblock Some complicated surgeries took
channels and Yin and Yang (the idea place, e.g. the removal of bladder
of balance) was followed. stones.
Herbs were widely used, much trade
between empires.
Medicine in the Middle Ages and
Renaissance
Medieval Western Europe…

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Islamic Medicine in the Middle
Ages
Disease and Infection Surgery and Anatomy Public Health Other
Some believed disease travelled in Dissection was forbidden, so Arabs were encouraged to look after Religion went hand-in-hand with
the air, invisible and contagious. progress was limited. others, so hospitals…

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wounds with lotion and not burning
oil, tying arteries with ligatures.
Medicine in the Modern Period:
1750 ­ 1900s
18th Century
Disease and Infection Surgery and Anatomy Public Health Other
Inoculation, the old idea from China, Some opposition to vaccination ­
worked for certain diseases.…

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discovered, it was more accepted classes, and the upper and middle
and commonly used. classes didn't want to pay for them.
Florey and Chain built on Fleming's Blood groups were discovered in A second public health act was
work to bring the antibiotic to the…

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