“The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life…” said William James Mayo. During the Civil War there were many advances that helped soldiers live through and after the war. Medical Advances in the Civil War introduced new antiseptic medical practices and medical procedures, modern medical surgeries, and medical knowledge to better serve the public. Over two-thirds of the casualties of the Civil War came from diseases: some were dysentery, measles, typhoid fever, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Marshal Brooks Simmons Book Review 1 September 29, 2016 Kensinger: ENG A213 A Book Review of Sherwin Nuland: The Doctors’ Plague Written by Marshal Brooks Simmons In the book The Doctor’s plague, author Sherwin Nuland writes about a physician assistant in the 1840’s figured about germ theory after a long line of unexplained and misdiagnosed deaths of pregnant women and his friend. Ignac Semmelweis practiced at Allgemeine Krankenhaus where he found that puerperal fever was transmitted from doctors coming from preforming autopsies to women in labor. He was able to prove that the doctors had trace amounts of the previous dead patients on their hands.
The doctor then secured everything gauze and placed a catheter in so the treatments would not be interrupted. The tissue specimens were given to Doctor George Gey, who had been trying to grow malignant cells for research purposes. He wanted to discover what causes cancer and how it can be cured, but had been unsuccessful for several decades. During this time, Gey and his wife had experimented with finding the right culture medium that allowed cells to grow. Once Henrietta’s cells were in the lab, Gey’s assistant cut the specimens into smaller pieces, placed them into test tubes, labeled them HeLa (the first two letters of her first and last name), and carried them to the incubator room.
("AMEDD/NCO Enlisted Soldier History," n.d.) This is important because it provided personnel to support to our troops medically. By augmenting personnel from the front, it raised the conditions for our maimed and ill. Without acknowledgement from Congress, we would have remained riflemen with an extra duty of litter bearers and gravediggers reaping additional deceased. The agreement I feel was the tip of the spear for us as medical leaders.
Doctors are prominent figures in many aspects of the world. They influence not only science, but history, math, art, religion, and even to politics. Horace Newton Allen was a medical missionary who went to Korea. Not only did he save thousand of lives, including those of a prince, but had managed to connect two countries, America and Korea. Horace first practiced his medical skills after gapsinjeongbyeon, when Prince Min Young Ik was badly injured.
Without Gutenberg’s printing press, books would not be as common as they are today. Additionally, da Vinci’s advancements in the anatomy of the human body allowed diseases to be treated more efficiently. The curiosity and inquiry of individuals years ago has continued to affect our lives today, based on their advancements in science and technology. Galileo’s discoveries from
Advanced chemistry reading assignment Book title and author The Demon Under the Microscope by: Thomas Hager Why I chose this book I chose this book because blurb on the back of the book, the front cover, and I like to learn about the events and history of world war I. The blurb on the back talked about discovering a drug that changes the way of modern medicine.
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
Mental Illness in “A Soldier’s Home” Throughout history, medical practices have changed and adapted as the time and depth of education of doctors has expanded and grown in understanding of the human body and its function. As these medical practices have become more helpful and beneficial to the human body, sciences and doctors are coming to realize that some diseases and conditions that were labeled as “fake” or “made up” in the past centuries, are in fact real and legitimate ailments. These beliefs can be seen in the literature of the past, as the customs of the specific time would lead the population to think. This believe can be seen in the short story, “A Soldier's Home”, by Ernest Hemingway, the author shows a World War I soldiers struggle of undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, through using the main characters' issues with; conformity, friendship and family, to show the audience how this untreated PTSD ruined a young man's identity, friendships and tore apart his family.
Chapter 1- Introduction The importance of Advances in technology is of the utmost importance, not only to improve quality in imaging systems in the radiology department but to improve quality of life. As radiographers working in a constantly busy environment we sometimes tend to forget we are tending to patients that are extremely sick or even the basic concept of us administering radiation to patients in order to achieve a certain image. Throughout the years, advances have been made possible where there are such great advantages for everyone involved: patients, Radiographers, Radiologists, referring physicians, etc. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” –Arthur C. Clarke I found that this quote was very appropriate
Today, the developers of the flu shots know that there are different types of flu, and to get the vaccine, doctors have to make an educated guess and create a vaccine that they think will work for the year. There are one hundred forty two influenza centers in the world and they collect data on the flu, monitor strains and then relay their data to one of the five world health organizations. There are also different types of vaccines for the different hemispheres. The flu shot is the only vaccine that is continually being updating because influenza is a rare type of virus that is constantly
If they could have men tried and sent back to war without additional expose of infections then could this perhaps make the war continued for a longer period because there would have been more soldiers to battle on the field. They would not suffer from the common diseases that most of them died from and the infections. The advancements could ultimately cause catastrophe or simply help soldiers prevent amputation from common infections. Books addressing the topic In Hospital and Camp : The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses’, Learning from the Wounded:
The physician assistant occupation truly began in 1965 when a considerable shortage of physicians brought forth a breakthrough. At this time there were also many corpsmen returning from the Vietnam War with adequate skills to access surgical conditions but without the formal education. A man by the name of Dr. Eugene Stead then created a program at Duke University to give these people formal training and education. By the time they finished their two-year fast-tracked program these individuals would be equipped to provide medical care to underserved populations and rural communities under the direction of a physician.
Lewis Sayre was a huge support by conducting the first surgery for hip-joint ankylosis, but even since him we have conducted more surgeries than ever for more than one body part. With the discovery of the diseases in the Civil War, influenced the need for vaccinations for those different diseases to prevent them from harming the human
Though many doctors go into medicine to help people, there are many others who want knowledge or fame. Dr. Albert Kligman was the latter. Kligman was a well-respected University of Pennsylvania dermatologist. He is known both for creating the acne medication Retin-A and for using prisoners as human test subjects (Gellene). Kligman’s research was conducted at Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the years 1951 to 1974.