The development of medicine has been
rapid since the 18th century. The
strongly held belief that disease was
caused by an imbalance of the Bodies own
"humours" was dispelled, and new
techniques and treatments appeared.
Many of the poorer people visited Apothecaries, who would dispense medicine to them and very often diagnose their condition as they could not afford to visit a Doctor.
The introduction of Anaesthetics greatly affected the improvement of Surgery, and surgical techniques. The details on these pages will show how medical advancement was achieved from 1750 to 2000.
Page updated March 12, 2008
Copyright © Rossbret 1999-2005. All rights reserved.
If you have any information or photographs that you can add to this site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org