Medicine - Causes of disease since 1900

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Understanding Microbes

  • Throughout C20th scientists built upon the research and findings of earlier years.
  • Techniques by Pasteur and Koch - used to find microbes that caused diseases
  • Vaccines were created to stop people catching those specific diseases
  • Knowledge of how microbes cause disease improved - cures; "magic bullets"

Development of Vaccinations

  • 1906 - Tuberculosis (TB)
  • 1913 - Diphtheria
  • 1927 - Tetanus
  • 1952 - Whooping Cough
  • 1954 - Polio
  • 1964 - Measles
  • 1988 - MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Understanding genetics

  • C19th - Mendel…

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