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A dramatised extract from 'The History News' by Phil Gates. The two presenters report the options for medical care in the 1700s. The reporters describe the differences between a physician, apothecary, barber, midwife and witches and wizards using facts and opinion. The conclusion explains use of language, the style of writing and illustrations used.
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5 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as source material for a non-chronological report on medical care in the 1700s. Children could use the clip to gather information for a directory of health care or to make illustrated trading cards for each occupation with headings such as 'Training', 'Skills' and 'Safety Rating'. Information could be used to make persuasive advertisements for each profession.

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