Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus.
AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine
• Modern treatment of disease: the development of the pharmaceutical industry; penicillin, its discovery by Fleming, its development; new diseases and treatments, antibiotic resistance; alternative treatments.
• The impact of war and technology on surgery: plastic surgery; blood transfusions; X-rays; transplant surgery; modern surgical methods, including lasers, radiation therapy and keyhole surgery.
• Modern public health: the importance of Booth, Rowntree, and the Boer War; the Liberal social reforms; the impact of two world wars on public health, poverty and housing; the Beveridge Report and the Welfare State; creation and development of the National Health Service; costs, choices and the issues of healthcare in the 21st century.