Covering all four units through Christianity and secular viewpoints, this clear, accessible and comprehensive title guarantees full support for the OCR GCSE Religious Studies specification. Endorsed by OCR and written by experts, this textbook covers all four units of the specification through Christianity and secular viewpoints, and is an essential component of your successful OCR B course in Religious Studies. - Gives you the opportunity to practise for the exam through exam-specific advice, questions and model answers - Offers in-depth content coverage, reliable information and supporting activities to help you achieve your best - Aids your learning with student-focused features such as key terms and summary boxes Contents Section 1: The Big Story of medicine and health through time -- what do you think happened when? Section 2: Why was Ancient Medicine so significant when people didn't even know what made them sick? Section 3: Why didn't medicine improve during the Middle Ages? Section 4: Why was the medical Renaissance important when it didn't make anyone healthier?
Section 5: Medicine in 1800: On the brink of progress Section 6: Fighting disease after 1800: Which medical hero deserves the statue of honour? Section 7: Public health after 1800: When did it finally improve -- and why? Section 8: Why has surgery improved so much since 1800? Section 9: Did Florence Nightingale revolutionise hospitals single-handed? Section 10: Conclusions