How did approaches differ in dealing with the Great Plague compared to the Black Death?

In this lesson you will learn about how people in 1665 attempted to treat and prevent catching the plague. You will compare how people dealt with the Great Plague of 1665 and the Black Death of 1348 to consider if medicine was improving.

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Q1.Pest houses catered for patients who were...

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Q2.What was 'transference'?

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Q3.Who discovered a remedy for scurvy which included orange juice?

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Q4.What became less fashionable because of the arrival of syphilis in England?

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Q5.Which of the following is the best piece of evidence to suggest that there was some medical progress during the Renaissance?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.Pest houses catered for patients who were...

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Q2.What was 'transference'?

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Q3.Who discovered a remedy for scurvy which included orange juice?

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Q4.What became less fashionable because of the arrival of syphilis in England?

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Q5.Which of the following is the best piece of evidence to suggest that there was some medical progress during the Renaissance?

5/5

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How did approaches differ in dealing with the Great Plague compared to the Black Death?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 15, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.What became the main explanation for plague in 1665?

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Q2.Which of these was a new treatment for plague in 1665?

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Q3.What was a Quack Doctor?

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Q4.Houses containing plague victims were quarantined for…

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Q5.Which of these was NOT a method intended to drive away miasma as a way to prevent catching the Great Plague?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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How did approaches differ in dealing with the Great Plague compared to the Black Death?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 15, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What became the main explanation for plague in 1665?

1/5

Q2.Which of these was a new treatment for plague in 1665?

2/5

Q3.What was a Quack Doctor?

3/5

Q4.Houses containing plague victims were quarantined for…

4/5

Q5.Which of these was NOT a method intended to drive away miasma as a way to prevent catching the Great Plague?

5/5

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