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Medicine and World War Two: History Learning Website

World War II was a time when huge advances were made in medicine and these medical advances were a direct response to new weapons that had been developed between 1939 and 1945 and a natural advance in knowledge that would be expected as time progressed.

This website guides students through the medical problems created during the Second World War and the efforts that were made to overcome them, including the development of the antibiotic drug penicillin.