The Hospital 1700-1900
How had medicine actually advanced in this period? If we were to walk around an imaginary hospital in this period what new departments would we have found? From the laboratoires of Koch and Pasteur to pathology; anaesthesia to surgery and maternity - How had knowledge and practice developed? What improvements had been made in the treatment of disease? What had changed? What developments had been made in preventing disease? Improvements in hospital care from 1250 to 1900. Influence of Florence Nightingale and her work in the Crimea. Role and development of antiseptics and aseptic surgery coupled with the development of anaesthesia making surgery a treatment option rather than a last resort. Public Health Act of 1875 and the development of vaccinations.