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  1. History of Medicine Revision Notes.

    got blocked, then the person would be ill until it was unblocked ? Egyptian doctors believed vomiting could clear the blockages in the vessels in the body. They also deliberately bled the patient by cutting a vein to clear the blockages 1. Herbs and Drugs used through trade routes in the River Nile to cure disease 1. SIMPLE SURGERY: they knew how to treat dislocated limbs 1. They had an understanding of public health, because Priests were the cleanest people (i.e.

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  2. What part did Edwin Chadwick play in bringing about changes in the public health provision in Victorian Britain?

    His writing skills served him well and he was asked to compose a large chunk for the final report; the final report was critical of the old Poor Law system and it recommended major changes. The new Poor Law Amendment Act did not go as far as Chadwick would have liked but it did set up a Central Poor Law Commission, which Chadwick felt would underpin the new reforms.

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  3. How has public health regressed/progressed over time?

    Also, the Roman government created sewers and clean toilets around their empire, even in remote places such as Hadrian?s Wall, showing how much they cared for public health. The Romans made large improvements and progression to public health; however, the Mongolians invaded and destroyed most of the Roman Empire, leaving little remnants of the Romans system. Another example of the government progressing public health are the public health acts of 1848, which was not compulsory, and 1875, which was. These meant that local authorities had to clean up and improve their town or city, by providing fresh water, proper drainage and such, as diseases, such as cholera, were particularly dangerous.

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  4. Why was Martin Luther King given the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Bayard Rustin was given the role to control the march. The march was a great success and there were about 250,000 to 400,000 people in the crowd; some speakers included were Philip Randolph , Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick , John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, Witney Young and Walter Reuther. Martin Luther King was the final speaker and made his famous ?I Have a Dream? speech. He would also give lots of emotional speeches that were heartbreaking. He used civil disobedience a lot to show that everyone was equal, black or white.

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  5. Amelia Earhart Autobiography.

    After my adolescent years I stared to volunteer as a nurse during World War 1. As I cared for the wounded pilots I became acquainted with the world of flying. My family and I then moved to Southern California. In Long Beach, CA I attended an air show that changed my life. Even though the ride was only 10 minutes, once I was off the ground I knew that the air was where I was destined to be. I immediately started taking flying lessons from Anita Snook at Kinner Airfield. Then, I bought my first second-hand Kinner Airster biplane painted bright yellow and I nicknamed it ?The Canary?.

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  6. The Protests of Parihaka Village against the New Zealand Government.

    This was one of the main causes. The British government also did not like the power Te Whiti and Tohu held. The government wanted the land back and take the power off Te Whiti and Tohu. The government made several threats towards the village, but the village people did not take them into much thought and consideration. The people of Parihaka protested in many non-violent ways. They started ploughing the land that the government was trying to sell and every time was the plougher was imprisoned for doing so, the next day there would be someone else there to replace them.

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  7. The changing role of women in Australia since World War 2.

    or the Australian Women?s Land Army (AWLA). By mid-1943 there were over 46,000 Australian women in the services. The changes occurred in the late 1960s (the decade of protest) when women began to challenge the idea of ?a woman?s place is in the home?, which created the women?s liberation movement. This was when women fought to increase the awareness of their restricted opportunities that denied their equalities. They fought for equal pay, equality in education, representation in parliament, anti-discrimination and general social standing.

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  8. What was the impact of the Black Death?

    Many more peasants paid for land in cash instead of working. Money also meant houses were gradually becoming stronger, weatherproof, safe and comfortable. The development of commutation and an increase of money as well as land as a result of the Black Death also lead to other opportunities. One of these opportunities is animal farming which became very popular mainly with sheep and cattle. The land that was previously used to grow crops was then turned into grazing fields. There are many advantages to this; there?s meat introduced into the diet so it?s healthier, there?s wool for the winter and it?s easier than manual labour.

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  9. Medicine Through Time Timeline

    He also wrote the Hippocratic Collection, more than 60 books detailing symptoms and treatments of many diseases. 400 BC ? 500 AD Roman Empire ? The Romans were renowned for excellent public health facilities. The Romans introduced aqueducts, public baths, sewers and drains, etc. In the citcy of Rome, water commissioners were appointed to ensure good supplies of clean water. 162 AD Galen ? continues the four humours theory but extends it to have the humours in opposition to each other. This meant that an illness could be treated in one of two ways, either removing the ?excess? humour or by adding more to its opposite.

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  10. Life In The Trenches - research and evaluation of the sources

    They often flooded and collapsed, and so future trenches began to become deeper and more ostentatiously made, and these ones were of a better quality. This is a picture of a trench in world war one taken from a history textbook for year nine?s. It is not completely reliable because there is no information there stating why this photo was taken, because if the photo was taken for commercial reasons (e.g. advertising, newspapers) then it would be made to look nicer, so it would not be a good representation of what life was actually like in the trenches.

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  11. Speech on Christopher Columbus

    Second slide: [Why is Christopher Columbus thought of as one of the greatest explorers of all time when he was not the first to discover the Americas?] on screen Not known by many is that Christopher Columbus was not the discover the Americas. IT is known that Scandinavian Vikings already had settlements here in the eleventh century, and British fisherman most probably fished the shores of Canada for decades before Columbus. It was his luck that the moment he discovered the Americas was an important period in the history of man.

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  12. Changes in Victorian Britain. How had Victorian Britain changed by the Queens death in 1901?

    They were not expected to show any skin at all except for their faces. Women had no rights at all if they had children or if they owned land. The Divorce and Matrimonial act came into place in 1857 this gave them the right to keep some of their possessions. Women still had no political rights at all, they could not vote or have a say in who ran the country. Women had the right to some education chances. If they got divorced the land and the children would be given to the Husband automatically.

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  13. Why did the discoveries of the Renaissance period have so little impact of medical treatments in Britain between 1500 and 1750?

    This included the discovery that the jaw is comprised of one single bone; not two as Galen had claimed. Vesalius made some very useful discoveries; however, his discoveries did not help knowing the causes of disease and how to cure the sick. Technology at the time of the Renaissance helped medical knowledge a great deal. There was printing of books such as Vesalius? book ?Fabric of the body?. Pumps were some of the machinery used which were very similar to the blood circulation around the body.

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  14. Life in Sophia town under apartheid.

    Many great artists that we listen to too this day first started performing in Sophiatown. The Gangsters: Gangsters played a major role in the life of the average Sophiatown resident. Many gangsters had normal 9am - 5pm jobs during the day but at night and on weekends they did petty crimes to increase there weekly in come. Gangsters lived the good life they had women and money at they disposal and the respect of many of the Sophiatown residents. One of the gangs, the Americans, became highly liked by township residents because there stole goods from rich white people and sold them to locals at a much cheaper price.

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