By Charles Margerison
Ever puzzled who constructed insulin? Or, who accomplished the 1st middle transplant? discover the lives of a few of so much outstanding medical professionals and nurses. achieve an perception into the lives they led and the demanding situations they confronted. we've got all trusted medical professionals and nurses at numerous issues in the course of our lives. although, the superb tales at the back of such a lot of vital and influential achievements stay unknown. This e-book explores how medical professionals and nurses have built their amazing talents and techniques to aid sufferers, supported through researchers in lots of fields.Explore the lifestyles tales of an grand diversity of characters together with Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell, Ignaz Semmelweis and Che Guevara. those humans lead the way for contemporary drugs and stored numerous lives through advancing the limits of remedy. The existence tales get back to lifestyles via in a brand new tale structure known as a BioView®. it truly is as though all the medical professionals and nurses has again via time to inform the tale in their existence and their remarkable achievements.What is a BioView®? A BioView® is a quick biographical tale, just like an interview, approximately an awesome individual. The tales might be learn in round ten mins. they supply an effective way of studying approximately those who made significant contributions to our international. the original layout and stream permits every one person's tale to come back alive, as though it's being in my view instructed to you and displays their pursuits, feelings and passions. those are specific lifestyles tales that could offer you notion on your personal life.Visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com to discover this intriguing diversity ofbooks and audio assets.
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The Civil War was taking its toll on many good men It was a tragic day when I heard King Charles had been executed The sweat of fear broke out over my body Not from illness or disease, but because men were killed in cold blood It was a dangerous time For the next eight years I lived quietly with my other two brothers My work on anatomy was increasingly recognized In particular, more attention was paid to the flow of blood In 72 pages and 17 short chapters, I outlined the facts The left ventricle pulsing and the right one contracting The blood flowing through the arteries Distributing oxygen and other nutrients to the body Information gained from deer, cows, sheep, birds and even fish Blood circulated in a circle It was not possible to get it to flow in an opposite direction The heart was a pump What could be made of those discoveries?
Still there were doubters They would not believe a deadly bacillus was the cause Millions of people continued to die worldwide Yet, it was a preventable illness © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 50 Amazing Doctors and Nurses More research needed, said the doubters They clung to their false beliefs In the capital, I realized there were many other problems Inoculation was only part of the answer Better housing and more hospitals were needed There were still those who expressed doubt I was 43 years old and starting my new work I became an international medical researcher First to Egypt in 1883 to tackle cholera, and then to India In Calcutta, I found that rats were carriers of the bubonic plague Koch’s Postulates The abominable living conditions fostered the spread of the disease Next, to Africa working on malaria and rinderpest and plague The tsetse fly I noted caused ‘sleeping sickness’ Malaria, leprosy, surra and Texas fever were investigated Mosquitoes, I felt, were transmitting malaria That was confirmed by Ronald Ross in 1898 Back to Europe and the problem of communicable diseases At Berlin, I became Professor of Hygiene I pressed for better social conditions Prevention to cut the spread of tuberculosis However, many people in all countries attributed illness to wild causes © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 51 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Some said they were being punished for transgressions Some said it was an ‘Act of God’ They put faith and superstition before the facts I also confronted prejudice and ignorance in my own profession Including unfortunate arguments with Dr Louis Pasteur Many continued to doubt or reject my work To prove my point, I drank a vial of cholera bacteria Other doctors were shocked But, I survived Gradually, they began to believe that my approach worked However, it was hard to convince them, despite the honours received Including the Nobel Prize in 1905 for the Physiology of Medicine I had travelled a long way in a short time Nevertheless my ‘Koch’s Postulates’ were accepted internationally These four main points guided medical thinking In short, they can be summarized in the following ways: Organisms must be discovered in every instance of the disease The germ from the body can be reproduced in a pure culture The disease can be reproduced in animals over time An organism can be retrieved from inoculated animals and cultured anew These became the principles for controlling epidemics Time, however, was the enemy © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 52 Amazing Doctors and Nurses I knew I had so much to do in order to develop practical applications But, I could not inoculate myself against old age At the age of 66, I had a fatal heart attack But my work lived on Particularly my contributions on anthrax, tuberculosis and cholera.
Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 41 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Edward Jenner 1749 – 1823 I had been told of the horror Long before they locked me in the school stable The teachers said we all had to be ‘variolated’ to prevent us from dying Bleeding and starving, we were isolated in the stable We had been deliberately given a form of smallpox The dreaded disease For days, we had the frightening fever As an adult, I resolved to find a better way of protection I qualified as a doctor The horror of the pox visited me regularly I saw the tears and terror of parents and children They had not been variolated Fever first, headaches, backache, vomiting Then the rash and blisters all over Contortions of suffering and death for most Also, it was often a death sentence for those who tended them The pox did not respect rich or poor It attacked Mozart, Elizabeth I, Washington and Lincoln I feared for the life of my family and myself Catherine Kingscote became my wife by chance We had met when I was chasing a hot air balloon It fell in Kingscote Park, owned by her father She came out to see it and we met It was as if the balloon attracted us to each other We married in 1788, and had a son and daughter How could I protect them from smallpox?