History: Medicine and Surgery (1750-1900 Industrial)

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Industrial Medicine (1750-1900)


  • Miasma bad smells that cause disease
  • Spontaneous generation that decaying matter turn into living organisms
  • Germ Theory that organisms are in air and cause disease


  • Jenner saw that people with cow-pox rarely got small-pox. Introduced vaccination. Given governement grant but couldn't explain how it worked
  • Garrett was the first woman doctor in 1859. She was barred from university and College of Surgeons. She won court of appeal to go
  • Seacole fought racial and female discrimination to nurse


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