Medical Advancements of the Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revelation was a period in America that numerous advancements were made, that helped not only improved everyday life but medical discoveries that would help to save countless lives, and will one day carry us into the medical era that we are currently in. The innovations that had the most impact on not only everyday life such as the telephone that helped to improvement communications, but the health care industry was making revolutionary innovations during the industrial revolution with such things as, medical equipment, and progressions in treatments for diseases, advancements that would be a contributing factor in the improvement of the Health Care Industry Before the 1800’s healthcare was a family affair with woman at the home front, to take care of all illnesses within their family, on occasion a doctor would be fetched if the infections were life threatening and could not be treated by the women in the household. So it was around this time that healthcare started growing from more of a home remedies base and traveling doctors with little to no training, to a more well-rounded knowledgeable and respected practice. In the mid to late 1800s, as America became increasingly urbanized, this made an amplified need for bigger and better equipped hospitals. Doctors who would travel to their sick patients stopped and began treating them all under one roof. Unlike the hospitals in Europe, patients were treated in one large shared area, but the Americans innovations to hospitals facilities gave patients who could pay, were treated in smaller and often more private rooms. In 1846 the earliest efforts of doctors to create a cohesive professional organization was the American Medical Association. Since 1847 the American Med... ... middle of paper ... ...otations. It was this turn in history that has given the United States more job opportunities and allowed the Medical Field to take off and to continue to make monumental discoveries. Works Cited Database Pearson Education, Inc. (2007). Medical Advances Timeline. Retrieved january 25, 2014, from BRINKLEY, A. (2009). THE UNFINISHED NATION SIXTH EDITION. In A. BRINKLEY, ALAN BRINKLEY (pp. 428-429). NEW YORK: THE McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. History Learning Site. (2013). History Learning Site. Retrieved january 26, 2014, from Randolph, F. (2009). the evolution of the US Healthcare. Retrieved january 25, 2014, from
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