This module concentrates solely on the source skills you are able to show in the exam. You will need the practise and the content together to demonstrate you can achieve in the exam. There are pages on surgery here to help you get a grip on the content.
Modern Surgery | LINK | A video briefly showing the progress in Surgery in the Industrial and Modern periods.
McIndoe | LINK | Revision for Medicine through Time GCSE. Blood and Guts. A clip on Archibald McIndoe from the amazing Blood and Guts series. Deals with the development of plastic surgery in the Second World War. McIndoe was famous for his operating skill, but also for the way he rehabilitated the minds of his patients. Great for revision for SHP Medicine through Time.
The really bloody history of surgery| LINK | This video looks at the history of surgery. The video included the development of anaesthetics, antiseptics and blood transfusions. It also looks at the important people associated with surgery such as James Simpson, Joseph Lister, Doctor Christaan Barnard to name but a few.
Gillies and Cosmetic Surgery| LINK | Revision for Medicine through Time GCSE. Blood and Guts. A clip on Harold Gillies from the amazing Blood and Guts series. Deals with the development of plastic surgery after the Second World War when Gillies pushed cosmetic plastic surgery to the forefront of medicine.
Surgery Semmelweiss and Lister | LINK | Revision for Medicine through Time GCSE. Antiseptic surgery Part 1. A clip on Semmelweis and Lister from the amazing Blood and Guts series. Great for revision for SHP Medicine through Time.
Surgery, Simpson and Snow| LINK | Revision for Medicine through Time GCSE. Blood and Guts. A clip on Simpson and Snow from the amazing Blood and Guts series. Great for revision for SHP Medicine through Time.
Surgery Through Time| LINK |
Surgery in Victorian times | LINK | A tour of a Victorian operating theatre by Adam Hart Davis.
Medical Milestones – X Rays | LINK | In November of 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a physics professor changed the course of medical science forever with an accidental discovery of X-rays.
History of modern surgery | LINK | A video made for GCSE History on the history of surgery from C19th to the present day
Scream History of Anaesthesia | LINK | Where anaesthesia was once the realm of the less-respected sector of surgical medicine, in the 1920s and 1930s it became a specialist branch of medicine in itself.
History of Anaesthetics Ether | LINK | It made you vomit and could blow up the operating theatre, yet for years ether was used as an anaesthetic.
History of Anaesthetics Chloroform | LINK | Developed by Scottish surgeon James Simpson, chloroform became the number one anaesthetic in Victorian surgical operations. However, it was not without its pitfalls. Part 1