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Flashcards in Late 18th-19th Century Health& Medicine Deck (18):
1

What body was set up in 1858 to oversee the medical profession as a result of scandals

The general medical council

2

What is the word for a hole in the ground for human waste

Cesspit

3

What word describes the practice of making sure there are no bacteria/source of infection

Aseptic

4

What great painkiller went on sale in 1899

Asperin

5

What was nitrous oxide used for

Anaesthetic/pain relief

6

What was unique about the new hospital for women and children set up in 1872

It was staffed entirely by women

7

What is bacillus

A disease causing bacterium

8

Which female pioneer led the way for women to become doctors

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

9

What is the Lancet

A medical journal

10

What word best describes the relief of pain in surgical procedures

Anaesthetics

11

What was the mortality rate as a percentage from surgery in 1800

40%

12

In what decade did the Crimean war occur

1850s

13

What percentage of volunteers (in some towns) for the Boer war were found to be unfit for service in 1899

90%

14

What word describes the practice of making sure there are no bacteria or source of infection in an environment

Aseptic

15

What stops bacteria growing in a wound

Antiseptics

16

What's laudanum

An anaesthetic/pain relief

17

What was the survival rate as a percentage from surgery in 1900

90%

18

Who responded to Sophia jex blakes advert to join her to apply to study medicine at the university of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh seven