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Dr Laura Kelly from the University of Strathclyde describes the struggles women have had in entering the medical preofession over the past 200 years.
Dr Linsey Robb from the University of Strathclyde explains how civilian casualties were transported and treated in Britain during the Second World War.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to the history of war and medicine created by the Wellcome Library, including videos, images and peronsal recollections.
The historian Mike Jay presents on the Cholera epidemic in London in 1854 and the work of John Snow on the Broad Street pump.
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
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
This BBC radio 4 programme explores the causes and effects of disease, particularly of cholera in 19th century Britain.
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.
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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Interactive website contains activities, resources and information on life in Africa for children.
Oxfam Public Health staff in Artibonite talk about their work in the cholera programme; in particular teaching families how to use aquatabs so that they are protected against the disease, and their role in checking that people are using enough.
Julie Schindall, media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti.
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the increasingly severe cholera epidemic sweeping Haiti.
Doctors Without Borders video oin the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe in 2009
Interactive game produced by Water Aid.
A game produced by the charity Water Aid that helps pupils to understand that water is a precious resource, to explore how it is used around the home and to investigate similaries and differences in how it is saved around the world.
Information on the Malawi Cholera outbreak in 2009 and the efforts made to both treat patients and prevent further cases.
Doctors Without Borders is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. It works to provide medical aid where it is most needed and raise awareness of the plight of the people they help in 65 countries.
2009 video footage showing living conditions and water supply in Zimbabwe and its effects upon health, particularly the occurence of cholera.