In the next few decades, he would discover disease killers that would impact the world. Alexander Fleming revolutionized medical practice and care, saving countless lives, through his discovery and development of antibiotics and antiseptics. While working in his lab in England, Fleming made a very important medical and scientific discovery. In 1922 while sick, Fleming decided to test if mucus, a body’s self defense against infection, had any affect on bacteria. Fleming put some mucus in a petri dish with a culture of bacteria.
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He also produced an anthrax vaccine as well as a way to weaken the rabies virus. After studying Pasteur's work, Joseph Lister developed antisepsis, which is the process of killing disease-causing germs. In 1865 before an operation, he cleansed a leg wound first with carbolic acid, and performed the surgery with sterilized (by heat) instruments. The wound healed, and the patient survived. Prior to surgery, the patient would've needed an amputation.
Once infected, we could only sit back and hope the body’s immune system would take care of the problem. That all changed in 1928 when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first antibiotic. An infected person could be given penicillin, and the drug would kill the bacteria in the body, removing the infection (3). Finally, after 5000 years of war, a truly effective tactic had been discovered. In 1943 companies began mass-producing penicillin to treat bacterial infection.
Even though most of these experiments did not end great, they did have some benefits. One of the mostl known Nazi doctors was Jo... ... middle of paper ... ... on the males genitals or castrate them. “Thousands of Jews who were sterilized suffered untold mental and physical anguish” (6). All in all thousands of Jews suffered many different ways with all the experiments and most of them ended tragic for the Jews. Works Cited "Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi Medicine."
They performed certain experiments for growing, sanitizing and extracting penicillin to substantiate its value as a drug. Norman Heatley, had recommended transferring the ingredient of penicillin back to water to change its acidity. By 1940 they produced adequate amount of penicillin to test on animals, which they tested on mice by injecting them with penicillin and streptococci to see which mice had survived. From the results they had gained, the mice that were injected with penicillin had survived whilst the other failed During the year 1942, a patient was successfully treated for the bacterial infections that he had by using penicillin.
The issue is clear: infected CD4+ T cells. Most HIV-infected T-cells die, but some surviving “resting” T-cells integrate the HIV into their DNA and are thus called latent infections (Deeks et al., 2012). To find an effective cure, scientists need to discover where the virus hides during therapy and find a way for our immune system to recognize and eliminate it. In 2007, the famous “Berlin patient” infected with HIV reportedly had been cured of the virus. His cure resulted from a bone marrow transplant—taken from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that rendered him or her resistant to HIV infections—to treat his leukemia.