Medical Advances

  • John Hunter

    John Hunter
    He was born on 13 February 1728 and died on 16 October 1793. He was a very distinguished sergeon. He worked with many high class surgeons and was an army sergeon. He saved many lives.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    He was born on May 17, 1749 and died on January 26, 1823. He discovered the vaccination for smallpox. He helped eradicate smallpox. Jenner's work is widely regarded as the foundation of immunology. He saved many lives with his new discovery.
  • Humphry Davy

    Humphry Davy
    He was born December 17, 1778 and died on May 29, 1829. He did studies on laughing gas and he used the battery for electrolysis. He was able to isolate ubstances for the first time, potassium and sodium and then, calcium, strontium, barium nad magnesium. He also invented the feild of electrochemistry. He also sperated the flame from the gas for miners known as 'Davy' lamp. It helped stop the sparks and deaths of miners while working.
  • Rene Laennec

    Rene Laennec
    He was born on Feb. 17, 1781 and he died on Aug. 13, 1826. He was known for making the stethoscope and diagnosing chest conditions. With his new discovery he was able to save many lives and help people.
  • James Simpson

    James Simpson
    He was born on June 7, 1811 and died on May 6, 1870. After news of the use of ether in surgery reached Scotland in 1846, Simpson tried it in obstetrics the following January. Later that year he substituted chloroform for ether and published his classic Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent. Simpson persisted in the use of chloroform for relief of labour pains, against opposition from obstetricians and the clergy.
  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale
    She was born on May 12, 1820 and died on August 13 1910. Hse worked at a hospital and because of the cholera outbreak and unsanitary conditions conducive to the rapid spread of the disease she wanted to improve the hygiene practices. She was asked to organize a corps of nurses to tend to the sick and fallen soldiers in the Crimea. She saved many people's lives and was a very good nurse.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Born Dec. 27, 1822 and died Sept. 28, 1895. He discovered that the reason for souring alcohol was from microbes. He then developed a process known as pasteurization. With this you can destroy bacteria by heating the beverages and then letting them cool. Because of this him and his team figured out a vaccination for anthrax and rabies. His contribution was that he helped figure out a safe way to keep bacteria out of beverages and him and his team found a way to get rid of anthrax and rabies.
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    He was born on April 5, 1827 and died on February 10, 1912. He was known for Father of Antiseptic Surgery’ because he made a connection between the lack of cleanliness in the hospitals and the deaths after the operations. He realized that most people servived the surgeries but later died when they were out of surgery known as 'ward fever'. He said that the wound and the equipment had to be thoroughly cleaned in order for the deaths to stop.
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    He was born on December 11, 1843 and died on May 27, 1910. He discovered the anthrax disease cycle and the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis and cholera. He did studies on teburculosis and got a Nobel Prize for it. His discoveries helped saves lives and helped people understand more about the bacteria that was harmful for you.
  • Wilhelm Roentgen

    Wilhelm Roentgen
    He was born on March 27, 1845 and died on February 10, 1923. He found the first x-rays. He called them this because the x is the mathematical symbol for 'unknown'. He won a Nobel Prize for his discovery. The University of Würzburg awarded Röntgen an honorary Doctorate in Medicine after his findings were made public as it quickly became clear just how important his discovery was to the world of medicine. This new discovery allowed you to look at people's bones to see if they were broken or not.
  • Bibliography

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