Indiviuals - Medicine Through Time

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Asclepius
Greek god of healing, worshipped at Asclepions.
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Hippocrates
Originator of the 'Hippocratic Oath' and creator of the theory of the four humours.
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Galen
Developed the theory of opposites from the four humours. Discovered the brain controlled the body, not the heart.
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Andreas Vesalius
he used artists drawing of dissections and published them in ‘Fabric of Human Body’. Also, he challenged the ideas of Galen (e.g. the human jaw bone)
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Ambroise Paré
Military surgeon. Treated wounds using turpentine, and conducted amputations using ligatures instead of boiling water.
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William Harvey
Developed theories on the circulation of blood - challenged Galen.
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Edward Jenner
Developed the first vaccine for smallpox, using cowpox. Faced much opposition on his theories.
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Louis Pasteur
• Author of ‘Germ Theory’, challenging the theory of ‘spontaneous generation’ and miasmas.
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Robert Koch
• Used teams of bacteriologists to identify the bacteria causing different diseases. • Identified different bacteria using stains and cultivating them on Petri dishes.
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Joseph Lister
• Influenced by Pasteur’s ‘Germ Theory’ and developed the carbolic spra - to prevent germs in surgery. This was unpopular with many.
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Dr John Snow
Made the connection between outbreaks of cholera and infected water supply
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Alexander Flemming
• Rediscovered the properties of the bacteria penicillin by chance. Used penicillin to attack staphylococcus, lacked the resources to mass produce.
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William Beveridge
Author of the Beveridge Report - which proposed free health service, insurance policy and child allowance.
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Originator of the 'Hippocratic Oath' and creator of the theory of the four humours.

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Hippocrates

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Developed the theory of opposites from the four humours. Discovered the brain controlled the body, not the heart.

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he used artists drawing of dissections and published them in ‘Fabric of Human Body’. Also, he challenged the ideas of Galen (e.g. the human jaw bone)

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Military surgeon. Treated wounds using turpentine, and conducted amputations using ligatures instead of boiling water.

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