Jenner found that the boy fell ill to cowpox but after recovering, he was immune to smallpox thus the method of vaccination was born. This discovery was important as it was an improvement on the previous method of inoculation. Inoculation involved deliberately infecting someone with the desired disease but death rates were extremely high as a result of this practise. However Jenner’s discovery of the smallpox vaccination meant that more lives were saved because there were fewer deaths associated with the vaccination technique and it became more popular than inoculation - eventually becoming a widespread method of disease prevention as it is still in use today. The factors of enquiry and science & technology played an important part in the build up to the development of the smallpox vaccination.
It was used mainly for non-life threatening surgeries due to the lack of antibiotics and penicillin which wasn’t discovered just yet. Types of surgeries that were performed were mainly for removing tumors, or infected tonsils as well as appendectomies and gynelcological operations. Surgeries became less risky and less painful in this decade as well as the early 1910s. Medical Exhibit 2 In the 1910s, American hospitals are now modern scientific institutions valuing antiseptics and cleanliness. This relates back to the 1900s where surgery was still a little risky due to the lack of antibiotics.
Rolling in Ecstasy: MDMA Use in the United States Many people may find it difficult to believe that a drug claimed to be able to kill within one usage actually is beneficial and safe for treating a wide variety of medical diseases. This is especially the case for the infamous and reportedly deadly “club drug,” MDMA or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA was first synthesized by Merck Pharmaceuticals in 1912 as a potential headache medication, but after finding no connection they deemed further studies unnecessary. This caused the drug to essentially vanish until 1977, when a chemist by the name of Charles Shulgin took a second look at MDMA and discovered that Merck may have been very wrong. Dr. Shulgin found the drug to be therapeutic and christened it “window” as he felt it
Hydrogen peroxide is used to cure common colds because it can kill bacteria but is used in very few quantities, for too much of the compound may be dangerous to the good bacteria in the skin. It is not frequently used and may not work if the procedure is done after the virus has already spread. A doctor in 1928 called Richard Simmons believed the rhinovirus, which was the virus that caused colds, found entry into the body through the ear or the mouth. By putting hydrogen peroxide in the patients' ears, it can kill any bacteria that is in the ear canal;thus, the virus can be destroyed before it spreads any further throughout the body.
Wound healing outcomes, described as epithelisation, reduction in size and healing rate, were significantly improved in the experimental group. Thus, Manuka honey was shown to be a superior treatment for chronic venous leg ulcers in one of the experimental measures (Gethin & Cowman, 2008). Limitations of this study included inability to blind examiners to treatment type (since Manuka honey stained the skin orange), and the limited number of participants. The researchers did attempt to minimize possible bias in examiners through other measures such as using several different examiners from different centers, quantitatively measuring wound tissue type and a standardized method of wound measurement. Increasing the number of participants was described as being “unrealistic” for this experiment (Gethin & Cowman,
This med really helped them, sometimes the users don’t finish the bottle it stays there for a long time it starts making a new odor vinegar. If it does make it then it doesn’t seem to be a good idea to digest it since its old and vinegar is dilute acetic
The source based on Listerine Advertisement shows a great value to people in the 1920s due to giving yourself a better breath. It proves that if you have halitosis, “no matter how charming you may be or how fond you your friends are, you cannot expect them to put up with halitosis.” Sometimes you can’t just doubt some advertisers because some of their products can help you in some ways. Also, on the source “The Poor Little Bride of 1860” it show the changes back in the day where there weren’t the recipe to make pancakes and you’ll have to come up with the right ingredients but for today, you just go to the grocery stores and purchase a pack of the mixture. “The Poor Little Bride of 1860” explains how the young bride couldn’t make the tender pancakes like her Aunt for her husband and later gave up. Now, the young bride doesn’t have any more trouble making pancakes because the recipe are premix.
The answer to whether or not to give these drug users a sterile needle is simple: these people deserve to be supplied with clean needles. Needle exchanges help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDs, NEPs can actually reduce the amount of IV users, . IV drug use is extremely common with about 24 million Americans contributing to the statistic. Unfortunately, with IV drug use with drugs such
Luckily, by the time that World War II came about protective masks called, gas masks had been invented. This resulted in a decrease of use in World War II compared to World War I, however it did not totally destroy the effort (“Poison Gas and World War Two”). There were many different purposes for gas warfare during World War I and II, gases could do anything from merely disabling soldiers, to killing hundreds at a time. The reasoning behind gas warfare was that it was something easy to use, but yet highly effective. The French were truly the first to use gas warfare, but many only know Germany’s usage as the first.
this is because accidental mistakes can lead one to think outside the box instead of staying trapped by the self-imposed limitations. For example, the discovery of one of the America's favorite drinks, Coca-cola, was made by a pharmacist who intended to concoct a medicinal syrup to treat fatigue and sore teeth in the nineteenth century but ended up making a mistake with his ingredients and created cola instead. another example of a significant discovery in the field of medicine made by mistake involves a medicinal researcher named Wilson Greatbatch, while working on an irregular heartbeat recording device, he mistakenly inserted a resistor of the wrong size and found that the circuit pulsed like a human heart, which led to the invention of a pacemaker, a device that has been saving millions of lives. like this, mistakes indeed contribute to making innovative discoveries when it comes to scientific inventions. in addition, correcting and learning from past mistakes allows the humanity to make further progress.