Awakenings is an American drama released in 1990, based on the neurologist Oliver Sack 's studies on patients in a behavioral institution in the late 1960 's. The movie starts with Dr. Sack 's character fictionalized as Dr. Malcom Sayer interacting with catatonic patients who survived the epidemic of Encephalitis Lethargica from 1917 to 1928. This disease is also known as the "sleeping disease" because it attacks the brain, leaving the person in a statue-like condition. Even though the doctor 's colleagues saw the patients as a hopeless case, Dr. Sack continued to investigate how his patients could be treated. As his investigation continued, he began to notice that the patients had various stimuli that triggered responses from them, which lead to his theory that they might have been infected by an extreme form of Parkinson disease.
(Kapur et al, 2000). These patients appeared to have normal flashbulb memories. But these memories were inconsistent with the FL damage impairing memory of source. When the same was asked to older adults, no relation was found between flashbulb memory and FL function (Davidson and Glisky, 2002). Healthy people, MTL/D patients and FL patients were tested about the tragedy of September 11.
The disease is believed to date back to the 3rd century BCE. (Center of Disease Control, n.d.) And only had its first analysis made in the 4th century CE which is near the end of the Aztecs and was only eradicated (not cured) in 1975 after several failed attempts. This shows that the disease could have been fairly mysterious to the Aztecs considering the first analysis was made about the time they ended in a country that would have had much more advanced technology in comparison to the Aztec’s. It also tells us that even if the Aztecs managed to figure out what was causing the suffering to their population they would have no means of stopping
The reporting party (RP) stated resident Leiland Eyres DOB: 1/29/49 was missing his Trazadone HCL 100mg. The RP stated the Veteran Administration pharmacy filled the prescription on 3/31/16 and delivered the medication to the facility on 4/2/16. The facility was unable to locate the resident medication therefore the resident has not received his medication starting 4/2/16. The RP disclosed he spoke with a staff member named Chris (last name unknown) and Marjorie who confirmed the medication was delivered. The RP stated the medication treats the resident 's depression and
His book Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion was published in England (1920) and in the United States (1922). Placebos remained widespread in medicine until the 20th century, and they were sometimes endorsed as necessary deceptions. In 1903, Richard Cabot said that he was brought up to use placebos, but he ultimately concluded by saying that "I have not yet found any case in which a lie does not do more harm than
Nevertheless, prosopagnosia is not related to any memory dysfunction, memory loss, impaired vision, or learning disabilities. Prosopagnosia can results from stroke, traumatic brain injury or certain neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, study published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A is the first report of the prevalence of a congenital or developmental form of the disorder. Congenital prosopagnosia usually appear to run in families, which makes it the result of a genetic mutation or deletion. In Barry’s case, he has prosopagnosia since earlier which means he has an impairment in the right hemisphere of the brain that
However, Albrecht von Gräfe, a pioneer of modern ophthalmology described the disease. [4,5] Three years later, one of his students, Richard Liebreich, examined the population of Berlin for disease pattern of deafness with retinitis pigmentosa. Liebreich noted Usher syndrome to be recessive, since the cases of blind-deafness combinations occurred particularly in the siblings of blood-related marriages or in families with patients in different generations. His observations supplied the first proofs for the coupled transmission of blindness and deafness, since no isolated cases of either could be found in the family trees. [6,7.
Hence, the mini-mental state exam (2015) was used as an approach to measure her cognitive impairment. Furthermore the test helps to diagnose dementia and assess its progression and severity. Alice scored 20 points which interprets that she suffers from mild cognitive impairment or possibly early staged/mild Alzheimer’s disease (Kreutzer, Caplan & DeLuca, 2011). To help in slowing down the process of dementia since it cannot be treated, the doctor prescribes on giving her medication when he first found
Psychology truly is everywhere. “The Pain Medication Conundrum” is a news story that was published on August 13, 2015 in the New York Times written by Danielle Ofri. The news story discusses the confusing and difficult problem that the prescribing of pain medication has caused. In summary, the news story explains a situation where an old man, in his mid-60s, entered his primary doctor’s office asking for a prescription of oxycodone for pain because the clinic where he used to get it from closed. In the six months that the doctor had been seeing him, he was unaware that his patient was taking narcotic pain medication.
According to the Oxford American English Dictionary terminal cancer is defined as “the last stage of a disease… informal extreme usually beyond cure or alteration.” In the books The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther the main protagonists confront their own death or watch someone die from terminal cancer. Sometimes reality and fiction can be closer than what we imagine. In The Fault in Our Stars, Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster both suffer from different types of terminal cancer and in Death Be Not Proud, Johnny Gunther undergoes many surgeries to attempt to remove his brain tumor. Despite The Fault in Our Stars being a fiction book and Death Be Not proud a nonfiction book they both share the leading theme of the realities of terminal cancer. Even though The Fault in Our Stars is a fictitious book it really embraces how terminal cancer affects not only the person who suffers from it but also everybody that is close to
On September 24, 1951, doctors discontinued her treatments and medications. On October 4, 1951, at 12:51 a.m. Henrietta Lacks died. Shortly after Henrietta’s death, the construction of what would be called the HeLa factory began. It’s sole purpose, to end polio. In February of 1952, Jonas Salk announced that he had developed the world’s first polio vaccine, but couldn’t administer it until further testing.
On March 30, 1842 he successfully removed a tumor from James Venable under sulfuric-ether. James woke up in a little discomfort, and no memory of the surgery. However, he did not publish his findings in writing. He also was a surgeon during the Civil War to both sides in Athens, Georgia. In 1846, Dr. William Morton was wrongly credited of being the first person to have used sulfuric-ether as a sedative for surgery.
Though the results did find a small link, the NFL tried to cover themselves and downplay the findings. The New York Times were the first to find the skew in the findings by an average of ten percent. Also when interviewed by the Times, the NFL continued to blame the link of brain damage in their players to the use of tobacco and not trauma from the game ( Swhwarz, Bogdanich, and Williams). After the death of a former Hall of Famer, Mike Webster in 2002, Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian neurosurgeon who lived and worked in Pittsburgh removed his brain and studied it for almost a year. He found a new brain disease that is generated from multiple instances of brain trauma especially in NFL players and named it Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE for short.
As astounding actor Mike Judge once said, “It 's amazing what we can get away with and what we can 't.” You can get away with so many things, just like the doctor that treated Henrietta Lacks. The doctors in early 1900s did not require much schooling to become doctors. Henrietta went to John Hopkins hospital to see the only gynecologist, Howard Jones. Jones examined her, took notes of her growing tumor, took a sample of her tumor and sent her home. Howard Jones sent her cells off to a laboratory, and that was when they discovered something marvelous.
Polio: An American Story written by David Oshinsky highlights the journey to the discovery of a vaccine which would finally put an end to the once mysterious disease, Poliomyelitis. The journey begins in Otter Valley, Vermont, as it was the first Polio epidemic to be documented in the United States. Unknowingly, it would take years after the first epidemic in 1894 to find a solution for this frightening illness. The disease dates back to ancient time, with cases describing the victims to be left with disfigured limbs and some eventually to be paralyzed. Oshinsky identifies that the disease appeared in three phases: endemic, which occurs in a sporadically within a group of people, epidemic, in which it affected many people and spread rapidly,