The Medical Advances of World War I

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During the 18th and 19th century there was a big revolution and much advancement in technology, medicine, agriculture was made. The advancements changed and helped change everything, for people it made life and work easier, healthier and safer. These big advancements and inventions helped create the world and economy to what it is today. The two big advancements of the 18th and 19th century were Technological and Medical advancements. What exactly were these advancements and who helped make them possible? One of the advancements of the 18th century was the creation of the first gas powered automobile. Karl Benz, from Germany, created the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. This helped spark the creation and mass production of automobiles. The other big technological advancement was the creation of the first successfully flown plane by two Americans, Orville and Wilbur Wright. This helped lead to the creation of bigger, faster and farther flying planes. Probably one of the most important and remarkable inventions of the 18th century (besides the automobile) was the invention of the telephone. It changed the way of communication forever. The telephone, like a lot of the other inventions, made life and work easier. Instead of having to wait weeks or days for someone to get your letter, or talk to someone in a different country, all you had to do was pick up the phone, dial a number, and you could talk to someone without having to leave your home. The telephone was created in 1876 by Canadian, Alexander Graham Bell. Technological advancements like these helped make people’s lives easier. Along with the creation of practical inventions of the Industrial Revolution, there also came advances in medicine and science. The scientist Faraday, of the 19th century, helped contribute to the field of physics and create electrical generators. Another scientist named Dalton helped lay the foundation for the modern atomic theory by creating standards and theories about elements. Marie Curie of France also helped by discovering the elements: Polonium and Radium. Polonium was later used in nuclear research. Throughout the 19th century, many discoveries in the field of medicine, helped and improved the health, longevity and well-being of people. Probably one of the most important medical advances was the discovery of the method of pasteurization and vaccinations.
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