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Medicine in Britain (CORE) Q3

QUESTION 1: SIMILARITY OR DIFFERENCE: 4 marks

Timing = 6 mins

Length = 1 paragraph

You will be given TWO time periods to think about. One will be from an earlier time period and the second will be from a more recent time period. The idea is that you will be able to explain a similarity or difference between the two eras about a particular aspect of medicine.

You must:

  1. Identify a similarity or difference (whichever the question is asking for)
  2. Refer to both time periods (something precise and specific such as a particular belief, treatment or action taken by people from both time periods)
  3. Explain why there is a similarity or difference – why did something change or not change?

Useful Vocabulary

  • One reason for the change between the two time periods was….
  • One aspect that changed from X era to the X period was…
  • An element of difference that can be seen between the time periods was…
  • This similarity came about because…
  • The major difference was due to…
  • People believed the same thing in both periods because…
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