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 School engagement lesson focused on soldier's health and medicine in the 20th century

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In 1868 local printed and photographer Thomas Annan was commissioned by The City of Glasgow Improvement Trust to take pictures of some of the slum areas prior to demolition. This is claimed to be one of the first times photography was used as documentary evidence and his striking images illustrate glasgow for the poorest classes as it was in incredible detail!

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 In 2017 Glasgow City Heritage Trust ran a series of lectures and engagement events focused on the health of Glasgow over the last 200 years.  One of these events included talks from colleagues from the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.  

Follow the link to find out more about this engagement project and a host of historical resources. 

 

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Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the Body Snatching Lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.

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Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the Dangerous Drugs Lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.

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Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the Food Fads Lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.

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Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the introductory lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.

 

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Dr Laura Kelly on the history of women in medicine

Dr Laura Kelly from the University of Strathclyde describes the struggles women have had in entering the medical preofession over the past 200 years.

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Dr Linsey Robb on the civilian medical services in the Second World War

Dr Linsey Robb from the University of Strathclyde explains how civilian casualties were transported and treated in Britain during the Second World War.

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Professor Jim Mills on Cannabis
 Cannabis is a controversial substance in twentieth-first century Britain.  Currently a Class B drug for which consumers can be jailed if ca...

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Dr Matthew Smith on ADHD and Ritalin

 Dr Matthew Smith explains how Ritalin became the predominant drug for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the USA after the Second World War

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Dr Emma Newlands on World War Two

Dr Emma Newlands from the University of Strathclyde explains how wounded soldiers were evacuated and treated in theatres of war between 1939 and 1945.

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This film shows patients suffering from shell shock during the First World War at Netley military hospital in Southamptom. Shell shock was a term used to describe the reaction of soldiers to the trauma of battle and had a range of physical manifestations, including facial spasms, blindness, deafness and even paralysis. The film depicts men suffereng from these various symptoms and the efforts made by medical staff at the hospital to treat them, including rest, dietary regimes and occupational therapy.

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American public information film depicting how penicillin was mass produced in America during the Second World War. In 1941 the Rockerfeller Foundation in America arranged for scientists Dr Howard Florey and Dr Ernst Chain to come over to ask for help in developing large quanities of the drug. The American Office of Scientific Research and Development agreed to help and 39 seperate drug laboratories started work. This was successful and by D-Day in 1944 300 billion units of penicillin were available to the armed services crossing the channel.

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Video of a game show called 'The greatest science investigator of all time', in whcih famous scientists from history describe their life's work and explain why they deserve the title. On this show it's the turn of Sir Alexander Fleming, who describes how in 1928 he discovered penicillin which kills different bacteria responsible for serious human infections. Penicillon was later developed for the treatment of wounded soliders in World War II and helped save countless lives.

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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.

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Article by Michael Mosley on the impact of warfare on the development of modern medicine. This focuses specifically on a hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, a unit at the forefront of the development of trauma surgery. A video depicts the work of the British and American surgeons who work here and their efforts to treat battle casualties.

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A website created by the Science Museum in London which introduces students to the major themes of war and medicine such as the role of docros and other medical professionals in wartime, efforts to combat contagious diseases among military populations, and the destruction caused by new types of weapons. The website also charts the development of medicine in warfare from the First Wolrd War to Vietnam.

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A guide to the history of war and medicine created by the Wellcome Library, including videos, images and peronsal recollections.

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John Frederic Bateman was the engineer for the Loch Katrine water project. These are some extracts from a speech that he made to a meeting of engineers and scientists in Aberdeen in September 1859

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A line graph and bar chart depicting the population growth in Glasgow in the 19th century, in relation to the spread of infectious diseases.

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The account of an apprentice chimney sweep from Glasgow, which comes from the evidence given to an enquiry into his death

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Two graphs depicting the number of cholera cases reported in London and Scotland by November 1848.

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The historian Mike Jay presents on the Cholera epidemic in London in 1854 and the work of John Snow on the Broad Street pump.

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This film shows scenes of NHS services, including an operating theatre, dentist and x-ray. The narrator explains that since the beginning of the NHS in 1948, these services have been available to everyone in Britain.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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The film reviews Scotland's various hospitals, part of the new National Health Service at the time. Three hospitals and their specialised departments are shown, and the narrator explains the new NHS system and the work it does.

Credit: Wellcome Library London

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This BBC radio 4 programme  explores the causes and effects of disease, particularly of cholera in 19th century Britain.

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The Glasgow Story is a collection of material from some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities. The link to the following pages explores the impact on Glasgow of Irish immigration and its effects upon public health.

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Website explaining the effect of industrialisation and urbanisation on health in Glasgow during the Victorian period. It highlights the cholera epidemics of 1832 and 1848 and the rise of public health as a response to the problem of disease.

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Information and interactive game about John Snow and the Borad Street Pump, created by The Science Museum in 2004

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Dr John Sutherland was a physician and promoter of sanitary science. In 1848 he became an inspector under the first Board of Health for the city and conducted several special enquiries. His description of Glasgow demonstrates in detail why cholera spread so quickly after the outbreaks in 1832 and 1848. These are some extracts:

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John Simon was the first Medical Officer of Health for the city of London. He was appointed in 1848 to deal with the threat of cholera and other public health issues. Below are some extracts from his annual reports. They highlight the main public health problems facing London in the 19th century and his suggestions as to how they might be tackled.

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Course outline and lesson plan for History

In this unit pupils will investigate various epidemics of infectious diseases that devastated the Scottish population in the 19th and 20th centuries.hey will examine the causes of these diseases, the impact on society and the solutions sought to eradicate them. This unit will focus on local examples and case studies.

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