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Medicine through time - videos from youtube and the BBC.

A collection of videos hosted on youtube and BBC Classclips.

I apologise for the messy nature of the page at the moment, I didn't think for a second that there would be so many videos being added. When I find the time (or inclination) I'll sort this into separate pages and put together a playlist on youtube. As with all videos on youtube the are not guaranteed to remain online forever and its worth using a media converter to save any videos you like onto your hard drive in your preferred format.

If you have a recommendation for this list, please tweet me or post on the blog.

Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page

 
Prehistoric Medicine

Prehistoric Medicine 

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Medicine 

Egyptian Medicine - the factors

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Ancient Greece

The Four Humors 

 

Hippocrates of Cos by Worcester Jonny

 

Greek Medicine 

Ancient World Medicine 

 

BBC Classclips

Ancient Greek approaches to health and medicine

Duration: 02:15

A brief overview of Ancient Greek approaches to health - from the use of gods to the use of herbal remedies.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Ancient Greek medicine 800 BC - 400 BC

Duration: 04:36

Using contemporary artefacts, the clip explores Ancient Greek attitudes to illness.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

Hippocratic Medicine:400 BC

Duration: 03:17

The Hippocratic corpus and its views of how to treat ill health.

BBC Classclips

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Ancient Rome

I. Claudius... Galen  

Ancient Roman Medicine 

 

Who was Claudius Galen? 

BBC Classclips

The story of Galen in the Roman period

Duration: 05:04

A dramatisation of the Roman doctor Galen talking about his life as a doctor.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

The survival of Galen's ideas

Duration: 02:06

How did Galen's ideas survive after the fall of the Roman empire? The clip shows the importance of the Arabic east in preserving his work.

BBC Classclips

The Romans: Pioneers in Public Health 

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
The Middle Ages

The Black Death 

Medieval Medicine 

 

The Black Death 

 

BBC Classclips

Christianity and the re-emergence of Galen's ideas

Duration: 04:15

A narrative about the re-emergence of Galen's ideas in the west owing in part to the work of Christian monks translating ancient texts.

BBC Classclips

 
 

The Black Death 

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Islamic Medicine

What did the Islamic World contribute to medicine? 

Roman Trephination 

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
The Renaissance

William Harvey and the circulation of blood 

Who was Vesalius? 

 

Pare - new methods of surgery 

Renaissance Medicine 

  Surgery - Pare  Vesalius 
 

BBC Classclips

Andreas Vesalius

Duration: 04:39

A short drama about the work of the anatomist Vesalius in the 1500s.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

From Medieval to Renaissance medicine

Duration: 03:37

Changes in medicine between the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

BBC Classclips

 

The rise of Vesalius.

Duration: 02:59

A mix of dramatisation and picture sources to show how Vesalius challenged traditional medical teaching and knowledge.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

When did science change ordinary medicine? (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:34

A narrative overview of the practice of medicine up until the 19th Century, including the role of herbal medicine, religion and magic.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

When did science change ordinary medicine? (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:30

Quack doctors in 16th century Britain and the role women played in family medicine.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

William Harvey's discoveries

Duration: 03:59

This clip contains graphic experiments using body parts and blood. William Harvey used scientific experiments to challenge ideas and knowledge about the body. This clip re-enacts lots of his experiments.

BBC Classclips

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
The Revolution in Surgery

Surgery through time part 1 

BBC Classclips

Challenges to the use of surgery as a cure

Duration: 03:25

The declining use of surgery in the later 20th century as a cure for illness and the rise of research and development into curative medicines.

BBC Classclips

 

Surgery - Blood Vessels 

Surgery - Leeches 

 

The Really Bloody history of Surgery

Joseph Lister: Surgery transformed 

 

Simpson and Snow 

Semmelweiss and Lister part 1 

 

Semmelweiss and Lister part 2 

Surgery in WW1 

 

Medical Milestones - The History of Surgery 

Medicine 1750-1900 

 

McIndoe 

Gillies - surgery after WW2 

 

BBC Classclips

Surgery in the 19th century

Duration: 03:16

Using original footage and images the clip charts some of major developments in surgery in the 19th century.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Surgery of the future

Duration: 04:26

The development of key hole surgery and 'What next?'

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

Why did surgery become important to medicine?

Duration: 01:59

Surgery was not common until the 1800s - the clip shows that early surgery was very rare and medicine was the most common way to treat illness.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Why did surgery become more common in the 1800's

Duration: 04:48

An explanation of how and why surgery became more popular during the 19th century.

BBC Classclips

 

Surgery: The Victorians 

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Fighting infectious disease

Edward Jenner - Smallpox vaccine 

Louis Pasteur and Germ Theory 

 

Louis Paseur - Monsieur Vaccination 

Alexander Fleming 

 

Who was Louis Pasteur? 

Louis Pasteur and vaccines 

 

Who was Edward Jenner? 

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
20th century

Twentieth Century Medicine 

 
 

The story of penicillin 

BBC Classclips

Did World War One help or hinder medicine? (pt 1/2)

Duration: 02:59

The impact of World War One on medicine, focusing on the negative impact of war.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

Did World War One help or hinder medicine (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:33

The conflicting views of the impact of World War One on medicine. It shows the 'official' government view versus the medics on the front line.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Shellshock (pt 2/3)

Duration: 03:48

A dramatisation of soldiers and doctors during World War One suffering from or discussing shell shock.

BBC Classclips

 

Why does the government today care about people's health?

Duration: 01:07

News reports from recent history to demonstrate government involvement in public health.

BBC Classclips

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Public Health

The deadly history of Public Health 

The NHS 

 

Public Health in the Roman Period 

BBC Classclips

Government and public health 1830-1850

Duration: 04:33

The role of goverment in improving public health in the years following the 1832 cholera epidemic.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

Government and public health 1866-1875

Duration: 02:03

The impact that the growing wealth in 19th Century Britain had on public health.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Government and public health 1875-1906

Duration: 04:39

The failings of the late 19th century public health acts and the Liberal reforms of 1906.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

Health care for all in 1948

Duration: 04:49

The journey from the 1911 National Insurance Act, which allowed more people to access healthcare, through to the start of the National Health Service in 1948.

BBC Classclips

BBC Classclips

Manchester Cholera Epidemic 1832 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:52

The impact of poor quality housing on the spread of cholera.

BBC Classclips

 

BBC Classclips

The outbreak of cholera in Manchester, 1832 (pt 1/2)

Duration: 04:59

A dramatisation of the outbreak of cholera in Manchester in 1832.

BBC Classclips

 
  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Factors

Religion 

BBC Classclips

The impact of war on medical care in the 1900s

Duration: 03:13

A range of medical developments brought about by war.

BBC Classclips

  Prehistoric Medicine - Egyptian Medicine - Greek Medicine - Roman Medicine - Medieval Medicine - Islamic Medicine - Medicine in the Renaissance - The Revolution in Surgery - Infectious Disease - 20th Century Medicine - Public Health - Factors - Role of Women - Back to Top of Page
Role of Women

Who was Mary Seacole? 

Who was Florence Nightingale? 

 

 

 

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