OCR, History, Medicine, Through, Time, Unit 9 Public Health and Nursing

Part 9

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HISTORY OF MEDICINE ­ NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Nursing from 1850

Up to 1850, nursing was seen as a lowly occupation for the uneducated.
When Theodor Kaiserwerth set up a nursing school in Germany in 1853
which was visited by Elizabeth Fry and encouraged her to set up the first…

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The second Public Health Act of 1875 compelled councils to provide street
lighting, clean water, drainage and sewage disposal ­ the first major public
health attempt since Roman times.
In 1902 when 40% of those who volunteered to fight in the Boer War were
found to suffer from malnutrition/disease. This…

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debates revolve around whether it is still worth it/should the private sector be
encouraged more.

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