A Wellcome Library GCSE learning resource for Medicine
This topic offers an interesting sidelight, which school
students will obviously relate to, on how different medicine and
healthcare for children have to be. The problem is well posed by
Source A and the figures that accompany it. Britain's slow
movement towards treating children differently and safely is
revealed by the rest of the sources.
The sources also offer another perspective on mainstream topics
such as hospitalisation of disease, the lack of control over
19th-century patent medicines, and the rise of the power of the
This is one of several resources, prepared by the Wellcome
Library, and designed to support teachers and learners preparing
for the Schools History Project GCSE course 'Medicine Through Time:
A Development Study'.
The resources are not a course in themselves, but focus on key
concepts and understandings required by the course, supplementing
more commonly used materials. The collection includes some topics
central to the course, items that provide overviews and some topics
that extend the normal range of coverage.
They can be used online or downloaded for whole classes, groups
or individuals as part of a teaching scheme or for self-study. They
are appropriate for candidates of any of the GCSE awarding