Charles Drew was a pioneer in the preservation and storage of blood for transfusions. In his educational career he was the first African-American to receive a doctorate degree from Columbia University. His thesis was called "Banked Blood" which came from his research with John Scudder during which he developed methods for processing and preserving blood plasma, making it possible to dry it and reconstitute it when needed. He found that the plasma, without the solids in it, could be preserved for a longer time. During World War II Drew ran a project to collect blood for soldiers in Europe called "Blood for Britain".
Bloodletting, which is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease, dates all the way back to circa 2500 BCE. It was used for centuries but not until the late 1800s was it questioned for its beneficiality, and it was still used in some forms during the 1900s. This practice first originated in ancient Egypt. Then it spread to Greece, Rome, India, and the Arab areas.
Benjamin Rush came into this world in Pennsylvania, only a few spare miles from Philadelphia, during December 1745. Not much is recorded of the future Founding Father during the first few years of his life, but it is known that his father passed away in 1751. Around one or two years after his father’s death, his mother Susanna Hall Harvey sent Benjamin to live with Dr. Samuel Finley.
Charles E. Cullis was born on March 7, 1833, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents, John and Ann Cullis, emigrated from England to the United States. The majority of Cullis’ childhood consisted of constant sickness; he had to be carried up and down stairs. Eventually his family attempted to put him in school, but his health was too weak and they eventually gave up.
Jean-Baptiste Denis used the technique of instilling blood into the patient. When blood taken from the arteries of lamb were infused into the patient 's veins, they seemed to recover. They later decided to stop using this method when a patient died. While treatments were very limited, the studies taken to discover cures for illnesses, have helped modern doctors to understand more about the
Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee was born into an eminent Virginia family on January 20, 1732, at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland, Virginia. His father, grandfather and his four brothers all served as military officers, diplomats, and legislators. Richard was tutored at home and then sent to Wakefield Academy in England for his formal education. After graduation, he traveled in Europe, and then returned to Virginia in 1752. After school in England, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and later was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he proposed the colonies should be independent from Great Britain.
Richard Trenton Chase had a very disturbing early life. Because he was exposed to such terrible behavior, it caused him to have an even more gruesome adolescence and adulthood. He was known as The Vampire of Sacramento for his sadistic act of drinking his victim’s blood and ingesting their organs. From rape to cannibalism to necrophilia, you will find out exactly what drove this man to kill.
Same Team, Very Different Lives What do Antoine Walker and LeBron James have in common? They are/were both all-star NBA basketball players (Walker left the league in 2008), both played for the Miami Heat, both won NBA championships with the Heat, and both had earnings of over $100 million. On paper, they could have been twins. Yet, that is where the story takes a sad, critical deviation.
For my self-trip I went to the Abraham Clark historical house. The Clark house is located in Roselle, NJ on 9th Avenue. Who is Abraham Clark? Well I didn’t know the answer to this question until today. Abraham Clark is New Jersey’s delegate for the Continental Congress. A delegate is an appointed person given the power to represent a specific group of people. In this case Mr. Clark would represent us (New Jersey Residents). Abraham Clark was born into the life of a farmer at what is now Elizabeth, New Jersey. He served as the clerk of the High Sheriff of Essex (now divided into Essex and Union) County. Elected to the Provincial Congress in 1775, he then represented New Jersey at the Second Continental Congress in 1776, where he signed the Declaration
There are many last names in the world. In fact, there are over 150,000 of them! Stephens just happened to be mine. My surname originated in England in the 10th century; then quickly spread to Siberia, Poland, and to ten popes. Stephens is from the greek name Stephanos, meaning “crown”. It is a biblical name from the deacon Saint Stephen. I like my last name a lot because it has a pretty cool history behind it. A man by the name of John Lloyd Stephens was an explorer, writer and a diplomat. Another man named Alexander Hamilton Stephens served as the Vice President of the Confederate States of America and was an ally of Abraham Lincoln. In the U.S. right now, there are a little over 165,000 people with the last name Stephens.
However, he wasn’t old enough so he decided to join the Red Cross. Later, he ended up working at a newspaper where he drew cartoons, which lead to working for a business that made advertisements and commercials, which lead to him and Fred Harman creating their own business of cartoons that they
When we think of ‘donating’ we usually associate the word with money and we sometimes make excuses on why we can’t donate. But, we need to realize that there are so many things, some even more valuable than money that we can donate like, our time, items we no longer need, and our blood. I believe that donating blood can have a huge impact on someone’s life and it is something we should all consider doing. Receiving blood can be even more valuable than money for some people. Before donating we just need to consider the place we are donating to.