History of Medicine

Ref: C2338016

The course will explore key individuals whose advances and commitment revolutionised our understanding of disease and surgery. Edward Jenner’s battle against smallpox and development of the first vaccine. Pasteur and Koch’s work on the germ theory of disease. John Snow’s successful campaign to stop the spread of cholera and the wider battle to improve Public Health. The immense contribution of Simpson, Lister and Landsteiner in overcoming the problems of pain, infection and blood loss during surgery. The course will also consider the inspirational story of Elizabeth Garrett in becoming the first female doctor and conclude with an evaluation of the contribution of Florence Nightingale.

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