On Wednesday 25th Jan, Year 10 pupils got to experience a hands on example of medicine and surgery in the Roman period. 
Pupils were also given a unique opportunity to spend the morning studying osteo-archaeology (the study of human bones) and how disease leaves its mark upon them. 
Pupils experienced everything from Roman pile surgery to Roman cataract surgery. Pupils got to understand the Roman belief in 'miasma' the theory that bad smells cased disease, causing some pupils to experience a strong reaction to some of the smells. 
All of this was done to enable pupils to experience and therefore, remember what medicine, surgery and Public health was like 2000 years ago. This will be important for their GCSEs.
Mr L Mackin
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