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History of Medicine 1919 to 1939

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The years 1919 to 1939 saw many important advances in the history of medicine. World War One had acted as a stimulus for medical progress which had continued post-war. The same was true for the era after World War Two. Many advances had been made up to 1919 but

Medicine and World War Two

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World War Two witnessed a number of major medical achievements; it was as if the war itself gave medical research a huge push which it failed to get during times of peace.   For link to Archibald McIndoe – click here   For link to Guinea Pig Club –

Medicine in the Middle Ages

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Medical knowledge in the Middle Ages must have appeared to have stood still. While the Ancient Romans,Greeks and Egyptians had pushed forward medical knowledge, after the demise of these civilisations, the momentum started by these people tended to stagnate and it did not develop at the same pace until

Medicine in Ancient Rome

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The Ancient Romans, like the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians, made a huge input into medicine and health, though their input was mainly concerned with public health schemes. Though the Roman ‘discoveries’ may not have been in the field of pure medicine, poor hygiene by people was a constant

Medicine and Ancient Greece

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Medicine and Ancient Greece Ancient Greece, as with Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt, played an important part in medical history. The most famous of all Ancient Greek doctors was Hippocrates. By 1200 B.C., Ancient Greece was developing in all areas – trade, farming, warfare, sailing, craftsmanship etc. Their knowledge

Ancient Egyptian Medicine

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The Ancient Egyptians, like the Ancient Greeks and Romans, have provided modern historians with a great deal of knowledge and evidence about their attitude towards medicine and the medical knowledge that they had. This evidence has come from the numerous papyruses found in archaeological searches. Like prehistoric man, some

Medicine in Stuart England

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Medicine in Stuart England had advanced from the days of the Tudors – as would be expected – but knowledge was still crude in the extreme and the impact this had on the way the Plague of 1665 was tackled was marked especially when it came to the medical

Tudor Medicine

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Tudor medicine had not advanced massively from the times of Medieval England. It is thought that only about 10% of all Tudors lived to be beyond their 40th birthday – and one of the reasons, among many, was the poor standard of Tudor medicine and medical knowledge.   In

Medicine in Ancient Rome

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The Ancient Romans, like the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians, made a huge input into medicine and health. The Romans input was mainly concerned with public health schemes. Though the Roman ‘discoveries’ may not have been in the field of pure medicine, poor hygiene by people was a constant

A History of Medicine

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