History- Medicine through time

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1. What did the 1875 Public Health act do?

  • Nothing. It didn't exist. There was only one public health act, established in 1848.
  • Set up work houses to feed young children who couldn't afford to eat.
  • Brought together a range of acts covering sewage and drains, water supply, housing and disease
  • Created the Central Board of Health
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2. Who was John Hunter? (Renaissance)

  • A famous surgeon and anatomist
  • The person who discovered that blood was pumped around the body in a circular motion
  • A famous Physician
  • The person who discovered the use of chloroform

3. Medieval people mostly thought _________ made them ill

  • the Four Humours
  • miasthma
  • animals
  • church

4. Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch discovered/ developed _______________

  • germ theory
  • the use of anesthetics
  • penecillin
  • an anti-diptheria serum

5. The Four Humours theory was a theory...

  • which stated that they needed to be unbalanced in order to create a healthy body
  • that stated they caused diseases
  • which stated that they needed to be balanced in order to create a healthy body
  • which stated that they needed to be eliminated in order to remain healthy

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