Health & Medicine through Time

Attitudes to sickness and health have played a key role across different civilisations and throughout time. The emphasis placed by the ancient societies of Egypt and Greece on the human body are discussed under this theme and the impact those beliefs had on society as it developed. Changes in welfare and hygiene are explored as are attitudes to cleanliness and the eradication of disease. The radical changes to the understanding, experimentation and application of medicine from the nineteenth century to today are an important part of this theme and are explored here.

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  • Epidemic disease in Restoration London (Film)

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    Presidential Lecture: London’s Dreaded Visitation: the impact and nature of epidemic disease in Restoration London and after Justin Champion, President of the Historical Association and Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas, Royal Holloway, University of London This lecture explored the epidemiology of disease in metropolitan London, exploring by...

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  • Medieval Medicine Podcast

    Multipage Article

    In this HA Podcast Ian Dawson looks at medicine during the medieval period.

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