Health and Medicine

Health & Medicine

History of health & medicine. Homework help with early doctors and medicine.

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Ancient Medicine and the History of Medicine

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC Bitesize: Ancient Medicine Links to Prehistoric medicine, Egyptian medicine, Greek medicine & Roman medicine

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC Bitesize: Modern Medicine Links for 19th-century medicine, 20th-century medicine.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] School History: Medicine through time The History of Medicine through Time. Study the development of surgery, anatomical knowledge and the study of disease.

The Early Doctors

Who was Galen?

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC Galen (c.130 AD - c.210 AD) Galen was a physician, writer and philosopher who became the most famous doctor in the Roman Empire and whose theories dominated European medicine for 1,500 years.

Who was Hippocrates?

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Medical News Today: Greek doctors The ground-breaking teachings of Hippocrates were followed closely by the doctors of his time, and have influenced doctors from his day right up to the present.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Live Science: About Hippocrates Hippocrates was a Greek physician born in 460 BC on the island of Cos, Greece. He became known as the founder of medicine and was regarded as the greatest physician of his time.

 Andreas Vesalius

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC: Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) Vesalius was a Flemish-born anatomist whose dissections of the human body helped to correct misconceptions dating from ancient times.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Britannica: Andreas Vesalius (1514-64) Vesalius showed that Galen was wrong on some points of human anatomy, and urged doctors to conduct systematic dissections of human corpses themselves.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Famous Scientists: Andreas Vesalius Vesalius was an anatomy professor at the University of Padua and a physician to Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Wikipedia: Andreas Vesalius An anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy.

Florence Nightingale

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC Primary History: Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale went to the Crimean War to nurse wounded soldiers. She and her nurses saved many lives.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC Florence Nightingale: Saving lives with statistics Florence Nightingale was so much more than a lady with a lamp. The legend of the saintly nurse has long obscured the truth – that her mathematical genius was what really saved so many lives.

[wp-svg-icons icon="library" wrap="span"] The Florence Nightingale Museum Visit the Florence Nightingale Museum, London, UK

[wp-svg-icons icon="film" wrap="span"] Florence Nightingale Biography Florence Nightingale, a nurse, spent her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'

Alexander Fleming

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] BBC: Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) Fleming was a Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner, best known for his discovery of penicillin

[wp-svg-icons icon="film" wrap="span"] Alexander Fleming Fleming discovered a bacteria-destroying mold which he would call penicillin in 1928, paving the way for the use of antibiotics in modern healthcare.

[wp-svg-icons icon="screen" wrap="span"] Famous Scientists: Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, whose use has saved untold millions of lives.

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