Medicine Through Time Past Paper

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Write your name here
Surname Other names
Centre Number Candidate Number
Edexcel GCSE
History B (Schools History Project)
Unit 1: Schools History Project Development Study
Option 1A: Medicine and Treatment
Tuesday 15 June 2010 ­ Afternoon Paper Reference
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 5HB01/1A
You do not need any other materials. Total Marks
Instructions
· Use black ink or ball-point pen.
· centrethe
Fill in boxes at the top of this page with your name,
number and candidate number.
· Answer Questions 1 and 2, EITHER Question 3 OR 4 and then EITHER
Question 5(a) and 5(b) OR 6(a) and 6(b).
· Answer the questions in the spaces provided
­ there may be more space than you need.
Information
· The total mark for this paper is 50.
· The marks for each question are shown in brackets
­ use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.
· Questions labelled with an asterisk (*) are ones where the quality of your
written communication will be assessed
­ you should take particular care with your spelling, punctuation and grammar, as
well as the clarity of expression, on these questions.
Advice
· Read each question carefully before you start to answer it.
· Keep an eye on the time.
· Check your answers if you have time at the end.
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Answer Question 1 AND Question 2.
Question 1
Study Sources A and B.
Source A: An illustration from the Middle Ages, showing a housewife and her maid preparing
medicine for the man lying ill in bed.
Source B: From a letter written by William Rathbone to Liverpool nurses in 1901.
As nurses, you are not inferior servants doing inferior work for inferior wages, but
trained and skilled workers carrying out intelligently the treatment prescribed by
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What can you learn from Sources A and B about changes in nursing in the period
between the Middle Ages and the start of the twentieth century?
Explain your answer, using these sources.
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The boxes below show two important discoveries in medicine.
Choose one discovery and explain why it had such a limited impact on medical
treatment at the time.
(9)
William Harvey's discovery of the Alexander Fleming's discovery of
circulation of the blood in the penicillin in 1928.
seventeenth century.
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Total for Question 2 = 9 marks)
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Answer EITHER Question 3 OR Question 4.
EITHER
3 Why have science and technology been so important in improving medical
understanding since 1850?
(12)
You may use the following in your answer and any other information of your own.
· Louis Pasteur published his germ theory in 1861.
· X-Rays were discovered in 1895.
· Crick and Watson discovered the structure of DNA in 1953.…read more

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Indicate which question you are answering by marking a cross in the box.
If you change your mind, put a line through the box
and then indicate your new question with a cross .
Chosen Question Number: Question 3 Question 4
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Answer EITHER Question 5 OR Question 6.
You must answer both parts of the question you choose.
EITHER
5 Medicine and Public Health from Roman Britain onwards.
(a) Describe the key features of the medical training of physicians in the thirteenth
and fourteenth centuries.
(9)
*(b) How much continuity was there from the Roman period to the end of the Middle
Ages in medical treatments and home remedies?
(16)
You may use the following in your answer and any other information of your own.…read more

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