Over the years there have been many ‘strange’ medicines and products aimed at making the human body more desirable, This particular tablet was advertised in the Keighley News (West Yorkshire) in the week of 19-25th February 1918. It comes at a time of rationing, so perhaps people were wary of weight loss?
These days there’s pressure put on smokers to give up; there’s legislation coming out reasonably regularly to limit exposure to smoke; there’s limits on where you can / can’t smoke and gruesome warnings and images on tobacco products showing just how harmful smoking can be. Things have most definitely changed… Tobacco was first introduced to … Read more
A quiz about Edward Jenner and his vaccine for Smallpox. Edward Jenner is known as the father of immunology. His work led to effective vaccination against Smallpox. Jenner’s first use of a vaccine was on a young boy. James Phipps, aged 8, had the pus from an infected cowpox postule drawn through an incision in … Read more
On 14th May 1796 Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine. Jenner had got the idea from innoculations using cowpox. Though he never understood why it worked, it was a huge success. Smallpox, a virulent killer, was eventually eradicated as a result of development of the vaccine. Teaching Resource: Edward Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine … Read more
Government and Medicine: A Brief History The role of Government in the history of medicine through time is a look at Governments as a factor. This could be a governments decision to increase taxes to pay for healthcare; a government investing in medical research; laws that they introduce about public health or the medical profession … Read more
Hippocrates and his Big Ideas Hippocrates is one of the most significant figures in the history of medicine. Despite living two and a half thousand years ago, his ideas still influence medical practice today. Hippocrates was responsible for a vast number of texts, the Hippocratic Corpus, and instilled ideas about care that are taken for … Read more