Medicine and Medical Discoveries

By Tyegurl
  • Chemotherapy

    The history of chemotherapy involves two men that after attending medical school were hired to research mustard gas and chemotherapy during World War I in 1946. Goodman had published his discoveries in chemotherapy which started the use of chemotherapy as standard cancer treatment and had written the text book co-authored with Alfred Gilman. Gliman also wrote a text book that he had co-authored with Louis Goodman about pharmacology, his main front of research. (Hx of Chemo). In cancer therapy,
  • Defibrillator

    Claude Schaeffer Beck(1894-1971) was a pioneer American pioneer cardiac surgeon, famous for inovating various cardiac surgery technics, and preforming the first difibrillation in 1947.
  • Acetaminophen

    Acetaminophen is a common analgesic and antipryretic drug that is used for the relief of fever, headaches, and other minor aches and pains.
  • Intraocular Lens Implant

    Sir Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley was born an English ophthalmologist who invented the intraocular lens and pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataract patients.
  • Polio Vaccine

    This inffectious viral disease attacks the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system often causing muscle wasting, paralysis, and even death. Jonas Saulk had introduced a way to prevent Polio.
  • Heart/Lung Machine

    John Heysham Gibbon was widely recognized for his pioneering efforts in surgery and the invention of the heart/lung bypass machine and preformed the first open heart surgery.
  • Tetracycline

    Llyod Conover invented Tetracycline the antiobiotic which became the most widely prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic in the United States within 3 years.
  • EEG Topography

    William Grey Walter an American born British Neurophysiological and robotician. He had developed the first brain topography machine based on EEG.
  • Invitro Fertilization

    Min Church Chang also M.C. Chang was a Chinese born American reproductive biologist. He field of specialty was the fertilization process mammalian reproduction.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which is a specialized and advanced field of first aid techniques which involves life support through rescue breathing and assisting in atificial circulation through a series of chest compressions.
  • Hip Replacement

    John Charnley born in Bury, Lancashire was born a British Orthopedic Surgeon who pioneered the hip replacement operation which is now one of the most common operations both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the wolrd.
  • Measels Vaccine

    The development of the first successful live attenuated vaccine against measels began in the labratory of John Enders, one of the greatest virologists of the 21st Century.