The use of health informatics will allow the medical researchers to determine the effectiveness of a particular treatment for a given population in the discovery of harmful effects of drugs. For a long time in the history of medicine, the concern and focus has always been on developing new drugs, and little attention was being given to other areas of improvement of the current medicine. The use of digital technology to profile the disease-causing organisms has made it easy for cross references to be carried out by other researchers; this has been instrumental in managing the research information on medicine and their
The eradication of smallpox in the year 1979, is perhaps one of the greatest highlights in vaccinology. Also, outbreaks of numerous contagious diseases like measles, chicken pox, tuberculosis, yellow fever, rubella, only to mention a few, have been greatly contained by vaccines ain a way that no other physical or chemical component has accomplished. This is because, physical barriers often fail, due to the continuous movement or air, which contributes to the transmission of many diseases. Physical barriers are also futile because global travel is easier in this
Treating wastewater is extremely vital to the health and well-being of eco-systems all around the world. The treatment of wastewater is a fairly modern concept, though collection systems to remove foul-smelling water were common in ancient Rome, it was not until the 19th century that urbanized areas began to realize that removing the pollutants from the water that they were discharging into the environment was extremely important. (1) The reason that this became so relevant was a direct result of populations becoming so concentrated by the late 1800’s that outbreaks of life-threatening illnesses were being linked to bacteria found in the polluted water. (1) As a result of this, the practice of wastewater collection and treatment was developed
Medical science was in its most prosperous time, but also in its darkest time in European history. Throughout the radical changes of the government, religion, society and perceptions, medical study established itself as an independent branch of science. A wide range of reasons account for the dependence and independence of this phenomenon. All the natural disasters, wars, and change in social structure led to the higher importance of health care, and better esteemed status of medical scientists.
This essay will prove that Hippocrates made many critical advancements in medicine with the method he used to treat his patients, how he viewed the human body, and the development of the hippocratic oath. Prior to Hippocrates’ advancements in the medical
I thought it was interesting how far the diseases had spread and how greatly it impacted the native Americans as a society. It was interesting how the diseases spread farther then the Europeans had even gone, through being spread from native to native. Personally, the illustrations used in the video to demonstrate the spread of the diseases was quite informative and entertaining, and helped clearly show how they spread. I also thought it was fascinating that when they landed at Plymouth, they used the ghost towns left by civilizations who had died out from the diseases; and that many civilizations that shared the same fate were lost to
They accurately drew all of the organs, bones and muscles which lead to a huge progress in the medical field. The hospitals also advanced a lot during the Renaissance. The huge improvement in the medical field started during the Renaissance. As mentioned, many of the remedies and other health treatment were only thought to help, and not proven to do so, such as bloodletting.
Some people choose to live in hatred and detestation; therefore, they spend their lives maltreating innocent beings. However, others choose to devote their lives saving others and spreading their impact throughout the world. Maurice Hilleman, a medical scientist and microbiologist, was a life-saver, an influence, and a bellwether of the 20th century’s medicine. In fact, he changed the world with his medical breakthroughs of developing almost 40 vaccines. I sometimes wonder what humanity would be like if Hilleman was not a medical scientist.
The Pros and Cons of Vaccination Debates about the use of mandatory vaccination have received much attention in the last few years. Immunizations play an integral role in every parent’s life; the majority of parent’s decide to vaccinate without hesitation. People who decide to vaccinate because they believe that vaccination is safe and is one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century because vaccines have reduced or eradicated many childhood preventable diseases that once killed thousands of children; however, one primary argument espoused by opponents is that vaccines contain adverse side effects which can lead to serious illness or even death which is a violation of constitutional rights. Implication for mandatory vaccines, therefore, needs to include a debate on constitutional issues related to the use of vaccines with a focus on the provisions of the First Amendment. Although one may argue that mandatory vaccines should not be required for
The death toll keeps rising every year from other diseases such as measles, mumps, polio and so on. These diseases could be prevented by vaccinations, one example of eradicating a disease is smallpox; this vaccine does not exist anymore because the disease has been eradicated. “Vaccines are one of the best ways to put an end to serious effects of certain diseases” If we were to stop vaccinating diseases that are almost unknown would stage a comeback. Before long we would see epidemics of disease and children would get sick and die. (CDC,
“In the year of the Lord 1348 there was a very great pestilence in the city and district of Florence… Almost none of the ill survived past the fourth day. Neither physicians nor medicines were effective. ” This is how historian Marchione di Coppo Stefani described the Black Death spreading through Florence. Between 1346 and 1353, the Black Death killed almost one-third of the population of Europe.
Biomedical and social models are important to understand the cause of health issues around the world. Increasing rates of non-communicable diseases in contrast to communicable diseases mean that social models have become more relevant over the past 150 years. Smoking related diseases such as lung cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are non-communicable and in developed nations the rates of this disease are increasing. Social models such as the biopsychosocial model and the Dahlgren and Whitehead model can help explain the increasing trend, but in different ways and this is what the essay will be exploring.