World War II provided a huge backdrop for a major expansion and improvements in the medical field. Medical inventions like sulfanilamide saved plenty of lives during the war and many historians credit the invention with helping allied forces win World War II. With penicillin, the chance of wound infections for soldiers vastly reduced, so survival rates also raised. Plasma was also of very great usage because 15,000 units of plasma were distributed in just five months of the war! Microscopes were also created and they opened up a new perspective in the medical field.
In doing this Jacques Cousteau also managed to design multiple devices to better the world. “Jacques Cousteau created the first underwater habitat for humans and helped stop nuclear waste from being dumped into the Mediterranean Sea”(Artzybasheff 6). This shows how great Jacques Cousteau was when he took time out of his day to stop nuclear waste from being dumped into the Mediterranean sea. Jacques Cousteau wanted to invent a way to breathe underwater to further his work undersea. Cousteau was determined to show the world somehow what mysteries lie beneath the water.
One main aspect that makes a hero is their readiness to sacrifice something of theirs or themself for the benefit of others. In the article What Makes A Hero, the patient mentioned before donated a kidney to his brother, even though “this was back when most AIDS patients died no matter what we did—a fact my patient knew himself when he gave him his kidney,” (Lickerman 1). To give up a vital organ despite the odds of the receiver dying being so high is incredibly noble, and definitely falls under the “hero” category. It’s also very similar to what Bilbo did when secretly giving the Arkenstone to Bard to try and prevent a war from happening. “‘You miserable hobbit!
Crowther could have ran away from the other people when the planes hit, but he chose not to spare himself, but to save others and sacrifice his own life. In the documentary, The Man in the Red Bandana, which talks about a common hero who gave up his life to save others, it states,” Instinct grabbed him and he immediately tried to save lives.’’ This quote shows how Crowther, by nature, helps people. Also how he
Albert Einstein also helped in the making of the atomic bomb during WWII which would eventually end the war and save many lives, also destroying entire japanese cities. The reason Einstein is my hero is because he did not lead a life of luxury or lavish but instead a modest life full of wisdom. There are many heroes that are much more brave and mighty but I chose Albert Einstein for his intelligence and wisdom. Born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Einstein grew up in a Jewish family.
During these time periods, a hero was usually a great a warrior who sacrificed oneself to protect their king and kingdom. In addition, culture, religion, chivalry, and traditions played a vital role in the work of these early heroes. This was seen numerous times in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, where both characters frequently prayed and followed the Code of Chivalry. In contrast, a hero today would portray few— or none— cultural or religious elements. Usually, present-day heroes would acquire the label by depicting some sort of supernatural, phenomenal, or superhuman trait that a normal person would not obtain.
But what really is a hero? Does a hero always need to be someone with the physical strength like Superman, or are there other important qualities that really make hero? That would mean that people with qualities that stand out and who motivate others and change the world can be considered a hero. It would also mean that a hero is anyone someone looks up to. A hero can be fictional or real, it could be someone you see everyday or someone you’ve never even met.
The Anglo-Saxon society and our modern society, although thousands of years apart these two periods have characteristics in areas that are alike and different in more ways than one. Let us talk about the values and the code of conduct of these two societies. First of all, during the Anglo-Saxon period, fighting is the main solution for them to solve problems and with fighting comes power. Power, power over people, power over land, power over resource and treasures. To them, power is everything and for one person to attain so much power, one must become a hero and perform heroic deeds.
Therefore, both of the articles are expressing and showing that heroic isn’t just something that they do for good. Heroic is something that they have to sacrifice themselves for others. Beowulf isn’t just someone who does good but has a purpose to sacrifice everything to keep his people together. Overall, being a hero can be defined in many different ways. A hero can be someone who is selfless, honest, confident, caring, and courageous.
Battaglia: I want to live so I can have a future. So that I can grow up to be an anesthesiologist and go to UCLA school of medicine. I would be super fun to have a future ahead of me instead of you know dying and not being able to have the opportunity to be what I want to be. Battaglia: I believe I got cancer because I heard the saying that god gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. I honestly believe I am one of his strongest soldiers.
In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot presents study cases, such as the study of vaccines and the polio vaccine to prove that HeLa cells have benefitted science for the greater good. The benefits of HeLa cells are shown when the Polio and HPV vaccine is talked about. The polio vaccine benefitted the human race by saving lives and impacted science by progressing further studies. Further studies included the HPV vaccine which gave scientists a vast knowledge on how cancer forms and how it is inserts insert into DNA. It is later proven that the study of Virology is the cause of scientists advanced experimentation with cancer and expanded their boarders with the topic.
Dr. Waldo ( who is a great surgeon ) gave us inoculations for smallpox so that we could get rid of the harmful disease(YouTube Valley Forge 2015). General Washington who thought of the inoculation idea was genius now 49/50 survive the smallpox inoculation. Britain who has encountered with smallpox has not found a cure for smallpox. Some of their men are now dying from smallpox. Dr. Waldo who tries to save us soldiers has been doing well, but harsh on us soldiers because we are the ones fighting with all the injuries ( Waldo, Doc.
King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery by G. Wayne Miller presents a detailed look into one of the most influential and groundbreaking journeys in the evolution of open-heart surgery. This book focuses on the life and numerous contributions of Dr. Clarence Walton Lillehei as a forerunner in the field of cardiac surgery. Lillehei grew up as an unusually intelligent and curious boy. Instead of pursuing dentistry like his father, he developed an interest in the field of medicine and eventually attended the University of Minnesota for his medical training. This is where he would be accepted into the research and residency program orchestrated by the brilliant and innovatively unconventional Dr. Owen Wangensteen,
The biggest theme she really portrayed I believe was the Medical Developments that Henrietta’s cells helped with. During the 1900’s, the poliovirus was big, and deadly. With the help of HeLa, they created a vaccine for it. This saved many lives, and I feel was important to talk about in the book. Another very big medical development was being able to create the first immortal human-cell line.
A New Battlefront “Pain is a message that you don 't have to listen to.” – Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg When it comes to the world at large, cancer is one thing that society loosely defines as soul-crushing. Though the cure for it is still being discovered, its malignancy can still be fought. One of the leaders in the battle against cancer is Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg. He is a hero and should be recognized as one because he helps in the fight against cancer, aids with young kids ' issues, and does not pursue his goals for personal gain. Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg is determined to help in the fight against cancer.