How far did John Snow change ideas about the prevention of disease?

In this lesson you will learn how John Snow challenged 19th century beliefs about the causes of cholera. You will discover the experiment he took and how the British government responded to his discovery. You will consider whether John Snow changed ideas about how to prevent cholera.

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Q1.At the start of the 18th century, smallpox was a terrible threat. How many nationwide epidemics were there in the 18th century?

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Q2.What was inoculation?

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Q3.Which of the following powerful groups were NOT dead set against Jenner’s vaccination?

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Q4.Which of the following was NOT a reason why the British government preferred vaccination to inoculation?

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Q5.In which year did the British government enforce compulsory vaccination?

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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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Question 5

Q1.At the start of the 18th century, smallpox was a terrible threat. How many nationwide epidemics were there in the 18th century?

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Q2.What was inoculation?

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Q3.Which of the following powerful groups were NOT dead set against Jenner’s vaccination?

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Q4.Which of the following was NOT a reason why the British government preferred vaccination to inoculation?

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Q5.In which year did the British government enforce compulsory vaccination?

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How far did John Snow change ideas about the prevention of disease?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 17, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.What nickname did cholera get?

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Q2.What did people traditionally believed was the cause of cholera?

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Q3.In which street did John Snow carry out his experiment and remove the handle of the water pump?

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Q4.Why did the British government finance a new sewer system planned by Joseph Bazalgette?

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Q5.Which scientist finally isolated the bacteria that caused cholera and proved John Snow was right?

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How far did John Snow change ideas about the prevention of disease?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 17, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What nickname did cholera get?

1/5

Q2.What did people traditionally believed was the cause of cholera?

2/5

Q3.In which street did John Snow carry out his experiment and remove the handle of the water pump?

3/5

Q4.Why did the British government finance a new sewer system planned by Joseph Bazalgette?

4/5

Q5.Which scientist finally isolated the bacteria that caused cholera and proved John Snow was right?

5/5

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