The history of medicine – warts and all – for Key Stage 2

Primary History article

Liz Egan, last updated: 10th July 2019

Pain, pus and blood

The story of the history of medicine is HUGE! In fact, it’s a story within story within a story…

You only have to note the substantial amounts that have been written on the subject in the past, to realise that this is a story that could baffle and perplex even the most academic among us.

The idea of teaching this subject to a Key Stage 2 audience is a daunting one, but it is possible. By breaking down the most complex ideas into simple, bite-size and manageable pieces, we can give children an insight into one of the most fascinating and relevant stories of our time...

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