By Charles Margerison
Ever puzzled who constructed insulin? Or, who accomplished the 1st middle transplant? discover the lives of a few of such a lot striking medical professionals and nurses. achieve an perception into the lives they led and the demanding situations they confronted. we've all trusted medical professionals and nurses at a number of issues in the course of our lives. besides the fact that, the fantastic tales at the back of such a lot of vital and influential achievements stay unknown. This ebook explores how medical professionals and nurses have built their outstanding talents and strategies to aid sufferers, supported by way of researchers in lots of fields.Explore the existence tales of an grand diversity of characters together with Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell, Ignaz Semmelweis and Che Guevara. those humans cleared the path for contemporary medication and kept numerous lives via advancing the bounds of therapy. The existence tales get back to lifestyles via in a brand new tale structure known as a BioView®. it really is as though all of the medical professionals and nurses has back via time to inform the tale in their existence and their striking achievements.What is a BioView®? A BioView® is a brief biographical tale, just like an interview, approximately an grand individual. The tales could be learn in round ten mins. they supply a great way of studying approximately those who made significant contributions to our global. the original structure and movement allows each one person's tale to return alive, as though it truly is being in my opinion advised to you and displays their pursuits, feelings and passions. those are distinctive existence tales which could offer you proposal on your personal life.Visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com to discover this fascinating variety ofbooks and audio assets.
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In 1876, I showed my research to Dr Cohn in Berlin He realized it was a breakthrough, but others ignored it For another four years, I continued to research on my own In 1879, Breslau appointed me as their Town Medical Officer Then the invitation arrived to go to Berlin and focus on research Then, in 1880, I received an invitation to Berlin My research on the anthrax killer was recognized I was given a proper laboratory, time and support In addition, there was a chance to search for other killers By 1882, I found the cause of tuberculosis Another bacillus!
Postscript The Koch Foundation awards prizes for biomedical science Koch Crater has been named in his honour on the moon. © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 53 Amazing Doctors and Nurses James Lind 1716 – 1794 It was dreadful to see young sailors die They came on board healthy men After weeks at sea they were dead from a mystery illness ‘Scurvy’, they called it The men began to suffer with ulcers in the legs and feet Loss of teeth and hair, depression, blindness, madness All were indicators that pulled men down to the depths Burials at sea were a regular occurrence Scurvy killed more men than our enemies from France and Spain I had heard that citrus fruit was an antidote This had been discussed for over 100 years But no-one had shown solid evidence I was a qualified doctor and naval surgeon Entering the Navy in 1740, I saw much suffering West Africa, West Indies, the Mediterranean These were places that I visited In 1747, I conducted an experiment to find a cure for scurvy Twelve sailors with scurvy on HMS Salisbury were chosen They were allocated treatment in groups of two The six duos had the same diet, but different treatments Cider, vitriol, vinegar, seawater, oranges and barley water Only those taking the oranges showed major improvement Cider had a small effect, the rest no effect Retiring from the Navy, I wrote a paper in 1753 A Treatise on the Scurvy It was to all intents and purposes ignored I believed acid to be a key factor Citrus fruit was recommended but cheaper acids were used Captain Cook on his first global voyage used some of the ideas None of his crew died from scurvy Captain Blane in 1794 gave citrus fruit to his crew Again no major outbreak of scurvy occurred In 1795, the leaders of the Navy took the cure seriously Lemon juice was issued to the whole fleet © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 54 Amazing Doctors and Nurses James Lind © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 55 Amazing Doctors and Nurses It had taken over 50 years to gain acceptance Politicians and officials of the Government were to blame They focused on building ships for battles and commerce Little interest was shown in maintaining the health of sailors A reflection of the low regard in which they were held I had been trained in medicine by George Langlands It was under an apprenticeship system Living in Edinburgh, we treated a number of sailors Many of them suffered from scurvy No-one had a cure, but there were plenty of theories Of course, sailors had many other diseases Some of them self-inflicted when they got to shore © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 56 Amazing Doctors and Nurses It was clear to me that sailors needed advice as well as treatment Attracted by the seafaring life, I joined the British Navy in 1739 Aged 23, I started as a surgeon’s mate It was a tough life for all on board Conducting an operation was a major problem on the high seas The rise and fall of the ocean made precision impossible The cries of anguish from the patients were cruel to hear Even worse for the sailor under the knife However, we could not operate on many They faded away from scurvy Admiral Anson notoriously lost about 1400 men from the disease He had set out on a round-the-world expedition with 1900 men Yet, it was known from about 1600 that citrus fruit worked Therefore, my proposal in 1747 should have been borne out But, closed minds were hard to change Scientific information was not in itself sufficient Political will was necessary to make changes However, I continued My essay, Preserving the Health of Seamen, was published in 1757 It advocated adequate space between patients in sick bays I proposed that surgeons wash their hands frequently Also, bed linen should be changed regularly In addition, attention needed to be given to washing compartments Little was changed Fortunately, the next year, I was appointed to a new job Chief Physician at the Royal Naval Hospital, Portsmouth A job that I did for the next 25 years It gave me the chance to advise on many issues Seamen were entitled to a gallon of weak beer each day Because beer was boiled during the brewing, it was safe to drink Ordinary water was not as safe, as its source was often dubious I advocated that steam from boiled sea water could be used for drinks That water was safe, but again officials were slow to act on my advice Better ventilation was introduced Clothing for sailors was improved There were other areas in which improvements occurred.
Maybe it was the heart, not the arteries, which acted as a pump By 1628, I had gathered a lot of information It was time to publish the findings On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals was the title Many physicians doubted my conclusions © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 39 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Opinions could ruin a reputation Mine suffered as a result, albeit critics did not have the facts However, I was re-elected as Censor of the College of Physicians It was important that the profession had clear guidance The King also wanted my assistance In 1630, he asked me to go to France and Spain War was raging and our country had to preserve its interests I went with the Duke of Lennox It proved a miserable experience to see so much poverty Plague was rife and danger everywhere In 1632, I was relieved to return to England King Charles I greeted me, saying he needed me Wherever he went, I had to be there On his hunting trips, I studied the deer carcasses Valuable information on anatomy was gained But there were many areas we did not understand One of them was how new life was created There were many theories Mine was that a female egg and a male sperm were required However, during my time it was hard to prove Indeed, as a new generation was born a new war started Trouble was brewing in the country The King had married a Roman Catholic in 1625 His new wife was French and it raised anxieties It was the start of continuing discontent Particularly of people in Scotland and Ireland Also, many in England were angry The King dissolved Parliament and ruled for 11 years © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 40 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Eventually, Civil War started The Cavaliers, directed by Oliver Cromwell, led the way Of course, all the conflict made it difficult for me As the King’s physician, I was deemed to be a Royalist In 1642, the King made me Warden of Merton College in Oxford Indeed, I was paid by him and protected his children I also aided families of many others During the Civil Wars, I treated people from both sides That did not stop a mob entering my house They wrecked the place and many scientific papers were lost It was all emotionally disturbing and I found it hard to sleep at night At the age of 67, I was no longer strong and old age lay before me Three of my brothers and my wife had died Was I the next to go?
Amazing Doctors and Nurses: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison