He then concluded that the patient was in love with a girl whose home Avicenna was able to pinpoint based on the examination of his pulse. This demonstrates how physicians in the early Islamic period diagnosed certain medical illnesses by using palpitations and the arterial pulse to indicate abnormal heart rate, allowing certain sickness to be treated before reaching late stages. Similarly, regarding the impact of the arterial pulse, the discovery of heart palpitations also affected modern times as it furthered humans’ knowledge on cardiology, which led the way to several new breakthroughs such as physicians to using pulse and palpitation as a diagnosis as well as prognosis. In conclusion, Avicenna’s book The Canon of Medicine was a significant piece of medical work as it educated people through its medical doctrines. The breakthroughs included within the piece impacted not only the understanding of medicine in the pre Islamic civilization but also today.
We’ve learned lots of medical terminology, parts of the body, functions of the body, and medicines. In every unit, I tend to have more of an interest in the medicine aspect and how they help treat patients. The medicines and cures that have been created and used since the ancient times till now are something I really enjoy researching and learning about. Some of the hands-on experiences I’ve had in health science were first aid and CPR. Although it was all practical, it still gave the feel of a real situation and helped me understand information about the medicines and quick response and action needed for a patient in need.
Maggot Therapy in Wound Care Maggot therapy isn’t ones first thought for wound care, but it is becoming more accepted to treat wounds caused by diabetes and trauma. Taking a brief look back at the history of maggot therapy one can explain why it’s steadily reemerging, what makes it a useful tool, and why we should educate patients on this wound care option. A chief orthopedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins named Dr. William Baer, MD, was one of the first clinicians to study the benefits of maggot therapy and optimize it. After a release of a publication of his work in 1931 many surgeons took note and started using maggot therapy. Nearly a decade later maggot therapy was phased out.
Including certain time periods like: The Plague which helped the europeans improve medication to be able to heal people. I learned great deal of interesting facts during this essay. During the Elizabethan time period people mostly believed in spiritual healing and not drugs. I enjoyed learning about spiritual healers and how people were treated during the plague. Not only did people suffer from the symptoms of the plague,but they also suffered from being split from their family and friends.
The Ancient Egyptians possessed great knowledge of the human anatomy and the natural world. From their attempts at treatment of common ailments to their organ removal techniques during mummification, Ancient Egyptians were advanced beyond many of their time. Many Ancient Egyptian Priests were also doctors as many cures also involved blessing or prayers. Other doctors were scribes and given titles of "chief doctor and scribe of the word of God.” 1 Doctors had their own hierarchy, there were “basic doctors, senior doctors, inspectors, overseers and masters of physicians and the Chief of Physicians.” 1 The Royal palace doctors had their own specialized hierarchy. The degree of specialization among Ancient Egyptian physicians was quite remarkable
Jonathan Letterman was crucial to the Union’s victory because he advanced civil war medicine and made it more accessible hence why his gravestone describes a man “who brought order and efficiency into the Medical Service and who was the originator of modern methods of medical organization in armies" (Arlington National Cemetery). From the start,
He also impacted society a great deal. Due to Alzheimer’s investigations about Alzheimer disease, people can now go to the hospital with symptoms and with brain scans being down and Alzheimer disease can be diagnosed and treated to the best of the doctor ability. Even though there is no cure doctors can slow down the process of the disease. On the other hand Clara Barton has also made a huge impact on the medical field and society. Barton made an impact on the medical field by jumping in and treating the wounded in war and also by creating the organization called the American Red Cross.
We also had a very informative and up to date course giving us the latest ways of management and medications. I was astonished by how advanced is this field, interventional cardiology was the part that I really liked and witnessed the importance of how we have to act rapidly to improve the outcomes. I also felt the extreme importance of that since cardiovascular diseases come on the top of the list of the most common causes of death in our community and working hard in this field in treating and preventing these disease can have a huge impact on many
The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest, most misinterpreted, documents in history. The goal of the oath is to treat the ill to the best of one’s abilities, to protect the privacy of the patient, to pass on the secrets of medicine to the next generations, and more ("Medical Definition of Hippocratic Oath"). This is usually taken by those beginning their medical practices and is still used today. It was written by Hippocrates, who was one of the greatest physicians, in the late fifth century (Walton and Kerridge). Since the Hippocratic Oath is interpreted in different ways, many suggest that it supports euthanasia.