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    my History exam is on monday and i do britain depth study and medicine through time!! Does anyone have a checklist that could help me make sure ive covered everything that could come up on the exam PLEASE

    Not a checklist but there's a very good video that goes through everything and it's an excellent way of remembering all the content. It's an hour and a half. If you're interested let me know and I'll find the link for you.

    Medicine Through Time Checklist:
    Prehistoric Society:
    -Explain the problems with evidence for studying prehistoric medicine
    -Explain beliefs in spirits and the treatments used by medicine men
    -Describe role of surgery (trephining) and similarities with traditional aboriginal societies
    Ancient Egypt:
    -Explain the development of Egyptian civilisation and its impact on medicine
    -Explain the supernatural and natural beliefs and treatments used by the Egyptians
    -Explain the developments in the understanding of physiology, anatomy and the causes of disease
    -Explain how hygiene was important and what they did to keep clean
    Ancient Greece:
    - Explain what went on at the Asclepius-Explain theory of 4 humours and resulting treatments
    -Explain Hippocrates and clinical method of observation
    -Describe health and hygiene in Greece
    -Explain the significance of developments in knowledge of anatomy and surgery at Alexandria
    Ancient Rome:
    -Explain how Roman medicine and Greek ideas and doctors linked
    -Explain the significance of public health
    -Explain Galen's ideas about physiology, anatomy and treatment
    Middle Ages:
    -Explain the impact of the collapse of the Roman empire on medicine/ public health
    -Explain the impact of Islam and Christianity on medicine
    -Explain the reasons for the acceptance of Galen's medicine
    -Explain the continuance of supernatural beliefs and treatments
    -Explain developments in surgery
    -Explain living conditions, health and hygiene
    -Describe domestic medicine, childbirth and the role of women
    - Explain the use of hospitals and caring for the ill
    -Describe the nature and importance of Arab medicine ( especially Rhazes and Avicenna)
    -Debate the impact of superstition and Christianity on medicine
    -Explain what people thought caused the Black Death and how did they try to prevent it
    Medical Renaissance:
    -Explain how the Renaissance was different to the Middle Ages
    -Describe challenges to medical authority and how knowledge of anatomy improved
    -Explain who Versalius was and his impact on medicine
    -Explain who Paré was and his impact on medicine
    -Explain who Harvey was and his impact on medicine
    -Explain the continuing traditional methods (bleeding, wise women and reposes to plague)
    -Explain the role of quacks and how they were different to the 'professionals'
    Fighting disease in the 19th and 20th century:
    -Explain vaccination and Edward Jenner's impact
    -Explain opposition to the vaccination
    -Explain establishment of nursing profession and women doctors (Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale)
    -Explain what Germ Theory is and how Louis Pastuer Developed the idea
    -Explain how Robert Koch developed Pastuer's ideas
    -Explain how chicken cholera, anthrax, rabies and diphtheria vaccines were all developed
    -Explain who Paul Ehrlich was and how his 'Magic bullets' revolutionised medicine
    -Explain who Gerhard Domagk was and his sulphonamide drugs
    -Explain the development of Penicillin and how Fleming discovered it
    -Explain how Florey and Chain advanced the discovery and production of Penicillin
    The Revolution in surgery:
    -Explain why surgery was so painful before anaesthetics an early developments of anaesthetics
    -Explain who James Simpson was and his development of chloroform
    -Explain why people opposed the use of anaesthetics at first and how Queen Victoria using them changed their minds
    -Explain how antiseptics developed and aseptic surgery
    -Explain how blood transfusions developed

    Here are some extra notes on medicine through time if needed: http://www.revisegcsehistory.co.uk/d...ugh%20Time.pdf
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