The First World War helped more than it hindered progress in Medicine

This essay will discuss whether WWI had a positive or negative impact on the history of medicine taking into account future impacts and concluding whether any progress made was worth the amount of deaths from the devastating war. Firstly, the First World War did help medicine as although there were many deaths, the war allowed […]

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Theories of Illness and Medicine in Ancient History

We do not know what prehistoric people thought about causes of and cures for illness so we look at the Australian Aborigines who lived as hunter-gatherers until quite recently. Prehistoric people may have had different ideas. We just cannot be certain. Aborigines thought that illness was caused either by an evil spirit entering the body […]

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History of Medicine – the development of anaesthetics

Anaesthetics were important in the history of surgery because without the problem of pain, patients were more willing to have operations to treat their illnesses and more operations were carried out. This meant that surgeons could develop more experience. Moreover, because patients were no longer wriggling about in agony and having to be held down […]

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Safe Guarding, Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse assingments

The safeguarding vulnerable group’s act 2006 was passed to ensure that service users in a health and social care setting are protected from individuals that are believed to be unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults and children. This is because these individuals may have abused people in the past or the future by physically, emotionally […]

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