Key Factors - Medicine Through Time

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War:
War has led to new ideas in medicine, as new weapons inflict new injuries. It has led to investment in different forms of medicine and has also resulted in the loss of facilities and knowledge.
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Chance:
Some discoveries are the result of sheer good luck. This has resulted in many of the most important advances in medical history.
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Religion:
Religious beliefs have always affected the way that people are willing to treat disease. Religious groups have also invested heavily in different forms of medicine – and preached the rights and wrongs of various approaches. This has led to both progr
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Individuals:
The determination, skill and ability of individuals has had a major impact on medicine throughout time.
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Science:
New Scientific methods often lead to new forms of research being possible. Scientific knowledge can be used to challenge new beliefs and each development has led to greater awareness of medical issues.
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Government:
The attitude of a government and its ability to invest in healthcare has had a major impact on Medical History through time. Strong governments can invest heavily in Medicine and teach its citizens how to act in their own best interests. Governments
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Technology:
New inventions can aid medical research. The printing press for example makes passing on informations easier. Other inventions have spurred on key individuals throughout time, leading to many advances in medical knowledge and practices.
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Communications:
The ability to pass information from one place to another quickly and accurately has an obvious impact on medicine. Where communications are quick and accurate they will enable the rapid spread of good ideas, allowing for best practice and treatments
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New Scientific methods often lead to new forms of research being possible. Scientific knowledge can be used to challenge new beliefs and each development has led to greater awareness of medical issues.

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