Victorian Medicine

Early in the 1800s, medicine was a combination of chance and quackery. Surgery was performed without benefit of anesthesia and medicines botanical in nature included additives later found to be detrimental rather than curing. Almost a century later, however, major inroads had been made in medical treatment and medicines.

The following sections will give you a look at healthcare and medicine in the Victorian period.

Pearl Button Link to Industry and Urbanization Industry/Urbanization Pearl Button Link to Medical Breakthroughs Medical Breakthroughs Pearl Button Link to The Common Diseases The Common Diseases
Pearl Button Link to The Victorian Hospital Victorian Hospital Pearl button link to Women's Health Women's Health Pearl button link to The Apothecary The Apothecary

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