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Why was there oppostion to vaccinating for small pox? (2 religious reasons)
People believed smallpox was a punishment for sin and the only cure was to live a godly life. It was against God's laws to give humans an animal disease
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Why was there oppostion to vaccinating for small pox? (1 money reason)
Inoculators would lose their jobs and profits
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Why was there oppostion to vaccinating for small pox?(2 fear reasons)
People had never heard of Jenner and they were worried about trusting a country doctor. The royal soceity refused to publish his book because they said his ideas were too revolutionary
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What was a negative to using chloroform in surgery?
Damged the liver
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What was a negative to using ether in surgery?
Very flammable and dammaged the lungs
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Why do some people argue that chloroform created more deaths?
Because chloroform stopped pain, surgeons believed that they could do more complicated surgery and this lead to more deaths
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Why did surgeons not like chloroform?
They liked to hear the patient screaming to know the patient was still alive
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What did Henry Mayhew do?
He wrote articles humanising the poor. The articlkes appeared in 'the morning chronicle. This made people sympathise with the poor which may have lead to key individuals trying to improve the poor mans life
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What did John Snow do?
He mapped out where cholera was and where people died because of cholera. He then saw the link between people drinking the water from the taps and then dying from cholera. He notice that the men whoi just drank beer; none of them died of cholera
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What did Joseph Bazalgette do?
Planned the sewage system for London. This reduced overall diease and outbreaks of cholera. It improved rich peoples and poor peoples lives.
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Why was Chamberlin distrusted?
He was religious
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What was the reputation of nurses before Florence Nightingale?
Thought nurses were drunks. It was a very unskilled job
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What were conditions like in Scutari before Florence Nightinglae arrrived?
Understaffed. Overcrowded. Dirty
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What improvements did Florence Nightingale make in Scutari?
Organised wards. Beds by the window. Clean. The wards were light and airy.
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What were some long term impacts of Florence Nightingale?
Set up the first nursing school. Patients should have privacy. Published notes on nursing
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State some achievemnts of Mary Seacole?
Set up a hostel where sick soldiers could get herbal remedies. Also she would go onto the battlefield and help soldiers then and there. Also she made great progress fighting cholera and tropical dieases.
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