Lesson Details

  • Name: How did hospitals change in the 18th century?
  • Code: H.4.10.BH.16
  • Specification Reference: N/A
  • Keywords: Treatment, dispensaries, surgeons, doctors, training
  • Objectives: Students learn about the development of hospitals in the late 18th and 19th century. It is an opportunity to identify change in the concept of a hospital; for example, changing from care to treatment and learning, dispensaries and the training of surgeons and doctors. Students can compare medieval hospitals with late 18th and early 19th century hospitals.
  • Competency: To describe the changes to the training and status of surgeons and doctors
  • Proficiency: To explain the growth of new hospitals, and how they were different from medieval hospitals
  • Mastery: To evaluate the contribution that C18th hospitals made to medical care

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