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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…

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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.…

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1 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.
(4)

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2 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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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…

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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…

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