Health and Medicine, 1750-1900

Health and Medicine, 1750-1900

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This series of short books covers the major topics in British history since 1700. The approach is one which integrates narrative, sources, questions and activities for the practice of a range of historical skills. The narrative and the wide variety of sources are aimed at those of average ability. The whole series provides an evidence-based approach suitable for GCSE students. This volume shows how the development of medicine and the realization that cleaner conditions would lead to better health was a rather hit-and-miss process. Effective discoveries were achieved separately and important links, causes and effects came about by chance. The book also shows how the role of central government and town corporations changes as they battled with epidemics and discusses the implications that their involvement had for public health in more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 165g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, b&w line drawings
  • 0582044464
  • 9780582044463

Table of contents

Health and medical care - 1740s-1820s; the public health crisis - 1830-1875; public health in the cities - 1850s-1900; medical science and medical care - more