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Asclepius
Greek God of healing who was worshipped at Asclepions.
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Hippocrates
Greek doctor who created the Hippocratic Collection, Hippocratic Oath and Theory of the Four Humours
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Galen
Roman doctor who developed the Theory of the Opposites and proved that the brain controlled the body.
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Versalius
Renaissance doctor who developed dissection ideas and challenged Galen.
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Paré
Renaissance war surgeon who created wounds using turpentine and ligatures.
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Harvey
Renaissance doctor who developed the theory of circulation and challenged Galen's ideas about blood.
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Edward Jenner
1750s doctor who developed a vaccination for Smallpox using Cowpox.
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Florence Nightingale
1800s nurse who did work in war, wrote notes on nursing and set up nursing schools.
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Mary Seacole
1800s volunteer war nurse in Crimean war.
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Louis Pasteur
Developed the Germ Theory in 1860, challenging the theories of Spontaneous Generation and Miasma.
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Robert Koch
Used the Germ Theory to link Bacteria to disease and identified different types of Bacteria.
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James Simpson
1800s doctor who tried to overcome the problem of pain during surgery using Chloroform.
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Joseph Lister
1800s doctor who tried to overcome the problem of infection during surgery by developing Carbolic Spray.
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Edwin Chadwick
Conducted a report on 1840 Public Health stating that poverty was caused by unclean conditions.
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John Snow
In 1954 made the connection between Cholera and infected water supply.
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Alexander Fleming
In 1920s discovered Penicillin by chance and wrote a report on it.
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Florey and Chain
In 1930s they developed Fleming's work into a mass produced drug which aided soldiers in WW1.
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William Beverage
Author of the Beverage Report who proposed the NHS in the 1940s.
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William Beverage
Author of the Beverage Report who proposed the NHS in the 1940s.
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Greek doctor who created the Hippocratic Collection, Hippocratic Oath and Theory of the Four Humours

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Roman doctor who developed the Theory of the Opposites and proved that the brain controlled the body.

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Renaissance doctor who developed dissection ideas and challenged Galen.

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Renaissance war surgeon who created wounds using turpentine and ligatures.

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