Medical Sciences during the age of Enlightenment During the Enlightenment Age there were many new development of the sciences, new guiding principles through the encyclopedia, and the upbringing of medical science practices. These advances improved knowledge throughout society because of their technological improvements and new knowledge to mankind. Discoveries in Europe were critical in the upbringing of science. “Europeans scientific revolution matched the new “America” perfectly, they were making it perfect; so they said” (Science in America,Watts). Exploration presented different kinds of plants, animals, and diverse beliefs for people, which showed the different ways science could affect everyone, while not even knowing it.
The invention of the microscope has helped better understand the human body, bacteria, and even something as small as the atom. New discoveries have been made possible with the invention of the microscope which has helped make advances in science, industry, and medicine. The invention of the microscope has changed the course of history and affects the lives of many today which is why it is the most important invention. In the late 1500s Zacharias Jansen made the first rudimentary microscope and opened the door to the microscopic world. His invention allowed others such as Anton van Leeuwenhoek to improve on his work to build more successful microscopes.
But if you look at the bigger picture the microscope made an impact to the way humanity lives like other technology such as the printing press, and guns. The microscope at first was only use for scientist curiosity of what is beyond the sight of the human naked eye. But eventually scientists discover cells, bacteria, and molecules. Those discoveries made an impact on science and how we view science today. So without the microscope modern science would end up being completely different.
The engineering of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is entirely new, yet genetics, as a field of science, has fascinated mankind for over 2,000 years. Man has always tried to bend nature around his will through selective breeding and other forms of practical genetics. Today, scientists have a greater understanding of genetics and its role in living organisms. Unfortunately, some people are trying to stop further studies in genetics, but the research being conducted today will serve to better mankind tomorrow. Among many benefits of genetic engineering are the several cures being developed for presently incurable diseases.
Science and technology was a vital factor that aided the fight against infectious diseases in the late 19th century. Through these two sources, many new theories were established and developed. Science and Technology had helped medicine a great deal as new and more powerful microscopes had been introduced by 1830. Through the use of microscopes, Anthony van Leeuwenhoek discovered tiny organisms but at that time microscopes were not good enough for his idea to be pursued further. However, the improvement in the quality of microscopes enabled Pasteur to investigate Anthony van Leeuwenhoek’s findings in more depth and with the use of advanced microscopes he discovered micro-organisms.
The microscope is an advancement in technology in Chemistry since it was invented since 1959. The technology that involves Chemistry has evolved as the Chemistry that involves technology. From looking at cells 500 times greater to the naked human eye, and from looking at cells to bacteria in an animal to what goes on in a plant and how it absorbs light, the microscope can change the world in just a second when a new discovery is made. People has come very close to discovering a cure from cancer but all the times it has failed time and time again A cure for someone who needs a cure for cancer can happen in a moment with the help of the microscope and the necessary resources. Once people look at life through a microscope, there is no stopping or telling on how many discoveries and cures we can find.
The idea soon influenced medicine, the idea of strengthening the healthy cells and isolating them from the unhealthy ones. The simple idea Darwin discovered had changed medicine as a whole. Today, doctors and scientists are able to manipulate genes in order to create new treatments and cures. Today, Darwin’s discovery changed and saved millions of lives around the world. Despite the fact that genetic engineering can have a negative impact on society, it was an important discovery due to the advancement in conventional medicine.
Advances in science and medicine have allowed these problems to thrive. Further advances in science may be able to terminate genetic diseases through cloning. Genetic problems have plagued the United States for centuries. Genetic diseases and mutations are more prevalent in today's world than ever before, due to advances in medicine (CHMG). Charles Darwin's theory of evolution stated that only the strong survive (Lutz 10).
The first person to build and actually use a microscope scientifically was Anton van Leeuwenhoek in the seventeenth century. He had achieved much greater magnification than other scientists, and because of this, he was able to be the first to see miniscule creatures, such as bacteria and microorganisms living in a drop of water. One of the reasons that the microscope is a great invention is the help that it has provided in the field of medicine. The microscope has helped to diagnose and find treatments for many diseases. An example of this is seen when looking at how cancer is diagnosed.
Many of these pathways have been investigated and studied, and results have come to some while failures have come to others. One of the most recent, brilliant technologies to be brought to life from the study of genetics is gene therapy. As Panno (2004a) indicates, scientists have begun to imagine the possibilities of actually changing a living organism’s DNA, possibly making the specimen stronger, healthier, and more resilient to deadly diseases (n. pag.). Many dilemmas, most ethical and religious, arise from this thought process, but the fact that it is possible remains.