Was change in medical practice revolutionary or evolutionary during the Age of Revolution?

Use our videos and quizzes to explore Medicine in the Age of Revolution.

These resources are particularly useful for students studying the History of Medicine as part of a GCSE or A level course. Teachers can use the four enquiries to help students develop a clear picture of changes in medical practice during the Age of Revolution. Students can organise and present their findings through our consolidation activities (at the bottom of the page).

 

Vaccination

Enquiry 1: Vaccination

Vaccination quiz: how much can you remember from the video? Test your knowledge with our multi-choice quiz.

 

The Old Operating Theatre

Enquiry 2: The Old Operating Theatre

The Old Operating Theatre quiz: how much can you remember from the video? Test your knowledge with our multi-choice quiz.

 

Phrenology


Enquiry 3: Phrenology

Phrenology quiz: how much can you remember from the video? Test your knowledge with our multi-choice quiz.

 

The stethoscope

Enquiry 4: The stethoscope

Stethoscope quiz: how much can you remember from the video? Test your knowledge with our multi-choice quiz.

 

Change in medical practice during the Age of Revolution – Consolidation activities

 

Try the other enquiries in the series

 

Was change in medical practice revolutionary or evolutionary during the Age of Revolution?

Enquiry focus 1 – Vaccination

Enquiry focus 2 – The Old Operating Theatre

Enquiry focus 3 – Phrenology

Enquiry focus 4 – The stethoscope

Consolidate your thinking – Change in medical practice during the Age of Revolution

 

What factors drove change in medical practice during the Age of Revolution?

Enquiry focus 1 – The kymograph

Enquiry focus 2 – Anatomical research and Charles Bell

Enquiry focus 3 – Surgical instruments

Enquiry focus 4 – Early anaesthetics

Consolidate your thinking – Drivers for change in medical practice during the Age of Revolution

 

Students might find this History of Medicine timeline from the National Portrait Gallery useful.

 

Sources & acknowledgements

These resources were researched and created by our team of historians and education specialists.