Eras & Topics
This video covers: An introduction to Joseph William Bazalgette and the time in which he grew up.
This video covers: Bazalgette's life before beginning work on the London sewers.
This video covers: Bazalgette's appointment as Chief Engineer with the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers and the beginning of the...
This video covers: The opposition Bazalgette faced in getting started with the project and the great stink.
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This short history video comes from a WW1 nurse who describes her uniform and her desire to still be fashionable even among the horrors of war.
This video covers: A description of a nurse's first experience of dressing a gangrene wound and the limited pain relief available
This video covers: The work on the sewers, one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at the time.
This video covers: A gruesome description of trench foot and frostbite together with the cause and treatment available to soldiers
This video covers: The final part of Bazalgette's story and his contribution to revolutionise public health in Victorian Britain.
This video covers: A description of the stench that came from the River Thames which became known as the Great Stink and almost...
This video covers: Takes a look at Florence Nightingale's early life, her character and what she felt it was like to be born in an...
This video covers: The initial training Florence undertook to become a nurse and the first hospital she worked in.
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This video covers: A description of the way Dr John Snow removed the handle from the water pump to prove cholera was spread by...
This video covers: Florence explains why she recruited a team of nurses and travelling out to the Crimea.
This video covers: Florence Nightingale's arrival at Scutari Hospital and what she did there.
This video covers: A description of the time Florence Nightingale spent at Scutari and the practices she introduced.
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This video covers: Edward Jenner explains what smallpox is, why people feared it so much and how inoculations were sometimes used to protect people...
This video covers: Florence's life after the Crimea War, the report she published on her experiences there and the establishment of...
This video covers: Introduction into the life of Mary Seacole, her family and her early years.
This video covers: An eye witness account of the Black Death which broke out in 1348, told by a medieval monk