Even though he wasn't successful in turning the mould juice into a pure drug he did made a lot of progress compared to that of doctors thousands of years ago. He played an important part in the development of medicine. His experiences in the war helped him to make a major advance in medicine. His observation that the antiseptic formerly known as carbolic acid wasn't effective in the treatment of wounds caused him to search for an alternative. If these events did not
You could also die from surgical infections, so you could’ve already been sick and very il... ... middle of paper ... ...d to help because they didn’t have enough resources to test out enough trials. The production of penicillin really took off and became very successful. Penicillin still has the same effect as it did twenty to thirty years ago. It works very effectively and helps people out every single day. I believe penicillin will eventually one day be in one of those situations where every infection is resistant to it because people abuse the antibiotic for other things that do not necessarily need antibiotics.
They, plus Chain were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945. Penicillin was, essentially, a gateway for modern medicine. It paved a road for future antibiotics and improved the chance of living for patients undergoing surgery. It also lowered the amount of infections in the operating room. The discovery and production of penicillin introduced many new methods for the production of medicine.
Fredrick made a ground breaking discovery with diabetes and provided a treatment and saved millions. Gene therapy began to prove itself in medicine as it reversed affects from a previously untreatable disease. Genetic engineering still has long ways to go, however it is a promising treatment that will bring us more treatment and cures in the future.
Ehrlich however was especially famous for his procedure called chemotherapy. This procedure was described as stained bacteria using Robert Koch's procedures. As he worked, he noted that the dye would not color bacteria unless it joined with bacteria's substances, which if it combined, the bacteria usually get killed. He proposed that if he is able to find a chemical or a dye that kills bacteria without harming humans, he could develop a heal that would be inserted into people to kill germs, thus curing the disease. He later discovered trypan red, a dye that cured a laboratory mouse from the sleeping sickness (Zimmerman, 2003).
This was the first major large scale treatment with penicillin and it was a success. The burn victims became better. Shortly after this fire, the U.S. entered into WWII. The government took control of the production of penicillin. In the war, penicillin truly shined.
Then it looked like I had a very small, isolated rash on my back. Some family friends, who are primary care doctors, took a look at my back and said they thought it looked like shingles, but thought it must be something else because typically they only saw shingles in much older patients. Finally, I went to my doctor and she confirmed I had shingles. She suspected that stress and lack of sleep had worn my immune system down, allowing the varicella zoster, or chicken pox, virus I had as a child to flare up again as shingles, or herpes zoster. Because I waited so long to see the doctor, there was little that could be done except use over the counter pain medications.
Medical use of marijuana should be legal all across the United States because of all the good it can do for a person’s overall health and the fact that everyone deserves all possible methods of treatment when they are ill. Medical marijuana has been proven time after time to show very good results for sick patients with a number of various diseases. Marijuana contains sixty unique cannabinoids, or different chemicals of marijuana, in its makeup, and over one hundred papers have been published in England and all across Europe about its therapeutic uses for medical reasons. The number one use of marijuana in the medical field currently is for pain relief and for those who suffer chronic aches Studies and tests are being run and showing that it has the power to help people through the great pain that certain diseases can cause .It has the capabilities to relieve the extreme pain that comes with peripheral neuropathy, a disease that infects the nerves apart from the brain and spinal cord and causes strange feeling and intense burning sensation, and other neurological diseases .Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that also affects the nerves and spinal cord but it also harms the muscles. Ms will cause the muscles to become weak and have spasms that are uncontroll... ... middle of paper ... ...n very often in forms such as morphine, codeine, and oxydine. Medical marijuana’s good results are currently out weighing its bad results and it just needs to be seen as what it truly is; a drug that can help so many people all over the country.
As we used more and more of the antibiotics, we incidentally caused drug-resistant germs to progress. So, even if you’ve never misused antibiotics, you could still become infected by bacterium most drugs won’t kill. For each drug, there are germs genetically programmed to survive- some w/ outer walls tough for antibiotic to cross, others with ways to dump the drugs back out before they can work, and yet others can inactivate the antibiotic. Even worse, by passing tiny packets of genetic material to other bacteria, these survivor germs sometimes also pass the formula for resistance to the other bacteria. The best way you can protect yourself and your family against drug-resistant bacteria is by using antibiotics correctly.
For the child at the clinic, the standard artemisinin treatment might have saved her life, but then again it might have made her sicker if the illness was, say, cholera or giardia. In the end the second guessing did not matter: we still didn’t have the test. So, doing as I was told, I handed the nurse the medication, she recorded the visit and the mother and child began their long walk home.