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What was one of THE MOST important MEDICAL DISCOVERIES in history in September 1928? PENICILLIN - The most powerful of all antibiotics. It has changed the face of medicine in a profound way. Do you know who Alexander Fleming is? On 15th September 1928, he discovered Penicillin. It happened due to a lack of orderliness in his lab. The most powerful of all antibiotics, it has changed the face of medicine in a profound way. His initial work and publications on this started what was to become the development of one of the most important scientific and medical discoveries in history. Where would...
SMALLPOX! Rash and blisters, contortions and it was often a death sentence for those who tended the infected. The pox did not respect rich or poor. It attacked Mozart, Elizabeth I, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Dr Edward Jenner feared for the life of his family! He was resolved to find a better way of protection against this dreaded disease! He called it, ‘The Speckled Monster.’ Doctors were powerless, as they had no cure, yet the solution was already known to some village people. How? His story explains how this came about. Dr Jenner took a great risk when, on May 14 th 1796, he...
Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821. Doctor, reformer, educator! She paved the way for women in medicine. Despite many rejections and criticisms, Elizabeth Blackwell persevered and went on to become one of the greatest pioneers in the development of health care for women. She trained many female doctors along the way and her story is so inspirational. It is accepted now that females may decide to study to become a doctor. Can you imagine, the prestige bestowed upon Elizabeth when she became the FIRST woman to receive a medical degree in the USA? Then to be named the FIRST female...
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