Medicine Through Time
This Playlist brings together fourteen courses on everything from Galenism to the creation of Antibiotics and the NHS. Perfect for those studying the 'Medicine Through Time' option for GCSE History.
 
What this playlist includes:
75 lectures across 14 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Medicine Through Time – Galen and Galenism, c. 120-220
Prof. Vivian Nutton
UCL
1.3. Galen's Medical Practice – 09:58
1.4. Galen's Anatomy – 08:29
1.5. Galen's Legacy – 11:44
2. Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500
Prof. Miri Rubin
QMUL
2.1. The Role of Monasteries – 06:26
2.2. Medical Knowledge – 08:16
2.3. The Role of Religion – 07:39
2.4. Medicine in the Household – 05:22
2.5. Professionalisation – 09:20
3. Medicine Through Time – The Church and Medieval Medicine, 1066-1500
Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh
Kent University
4. Medicine Through Time – Arabic Medicine, c. 800-1200
Prof. Peter Pormann
Manchester University
5. Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450
Prof. Miri Rubin
QMUL
6. Medicine Through Time – William Harvey and Circulation, 1570-1660
Prof. Andrew Gregory
UCL
7. Medicine Through Time – Public Health and the Great Plague of 1665, c. 1450-1700
Dr Jane Stevens-Crawshaw
Oxford Brookes University
7.1. The Aim of Public Health – 08:46
7.3. Hospitals – 08:54
7.4. Quarantine – 09:28
7.5. The Great Plague of 1665 – 11:22
8. Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 1700-1900
Prof. Simon Szreter
Cambridge University
8.1. Evidence and Health – 10:59
8.2. First Phase, 1660-1815 – 08:55
8.3. Second Phase, 1815-69 – 13:21
8.4. Third Phase, 1869-1914 – 09:45
8.5. Conclusion – 02:47
9. Medicine Through Time – Surgery in the 19th Century, 1800-1900
Dr Sally Frampton
Oxford University
9.1. Tackling Pain – 07:26
9.2. Tackling Bleeding – 05:03
9.3. Tackling Infection – 05:42
9.4. The Surgical Patient – 07:21
9.5. The Surgeon – 07:36
10. Medicine Through Time – Germ Theory and the Bacteriological Revolution, 1860-1900
Prof. Michael Worboys
Manchester University
10.2. Germ Theory or Theories? – 09:38
10.4. Pasteur and Vaccines – 16:29
10.5. Robert Koch – 12:40
10.6. Tuberculosis – 17:12
11. Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 20th Century, 1900-2015
Prof. Martin Gorsky
LSHTM
12. Medicine Through Time – The British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18
Dr Jessica Meyer
Leeds University
12.1. Medicine in the Trenches – 08:54
12.3. The Field Ambulance – 09:11
12.4. Overseas Hospital Care – 13:06
12.5. Medical Transportation – 11:02
12.6. Home Hospitals and After – 13:23
13. Medicine Through Time – Antibiotics, 1920-2000
Dr Robert Bud
The Science Museum, London
13.2. The Discovery of Penicillin – 11:05
13.3. Making Penicillin – 09:12
13.5. Resistance – 09:16
13.6. The Impact of Antibiotics – 08:30
14. Medicine Through Time – Smoking and Lung Cancer, 1945-2015
Prof. Virginia Berridge
LSHTM
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