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History and Trends of Health Care

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Marie Curie
Isolated radium in 1910
Gregory Mendel
established the patterns of heredity
Edward Jenner
developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796
William Harvey
described the circulation of blood to and from the heart
Romans
began public health and sanitation system
William Roentgen
discovered X-rays in 1895
Hippocrates
the father of medicine
Sir Alexander Fleming
discovered penicillin in 1928
Leonardo da Vinci
artist who used dissection to draw the human body
Dark ages
emphasis was placed on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
Clara Barton
founded the american red cross in 1881
Egyptians
earliest people known to maintain accurate health records
Louis Pasteur
began pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria
chinese
used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion
Robert Kosh
developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens
Florence Nightingale
founder of modern nursing
Joseph Lister
began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
Gabriel Fahrenheit
created the first mercury thermometer
Jonas Salk
developed the polio vaccine in 1952
Rhazes
an arab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material
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