Medicine through time- Present day

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When did present day medicine start?
1900
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Why did scientific knowledge improve?
People were less religious, meaning supernatural/spiritual ideas weren't used and people experimented more
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What did Wilhelm rontgen do?
20 years before WW1 he discovered xrays he covered a glass tube with black paper and saw cathode rays light up the room- he published his findings on 28th dec 1895
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Why were blood transfusions important?
They were practical during the war (on-the-spot donors) but when they ran out blood couldn't be conserved as it turned into clots. As it was no longer practical scientists discovered splitting plazma from carpulscles and packing them with ice
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What was used to dilute the carpuscles?
Saline solution
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What did Gehard domagk invent?
In 1932 the German scientist created prontsil (a drug that stopepd blood poisoning) containing sulphonamide (a chemical to cure pheumonia & scarlet fever)
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What did Emil von behring do?
He created magic bullets made from salvarsan the 606th compound tested by hata
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What did emil von behring's work show?
He showed that isolating anti-toxins and injecting them into the body worked
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What is the story of Alexander fleming and penicillin?
1928- He found mould in the petri dish killing bacteria and in 1929 he published his findings but didn't get funding. In 1939 florey and chain set up a research team and in 1941 it was tested on mice and mass-produced.
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What happened in 1944?
The company pfizer then freeze dried penicillin
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What health acts were introduced?
1902 midwives act- all midwives trained/registured, 1906 free school meals to tackle malnutrition, 1907 school medical service, 1908 old age pensioners act, 1911 NIA free health treatment and 1919 ministry of health set up
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What did William beverage do?
He put forward his idea of a free NHS to help housing, education, disease , unemployment and the poor to replace the NIA. In 1945 the goverment became labour and in 1948 on the 5th of july the NHS began
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