By Robert B. Taylor
This re-creation of White Coat stories offers interesting tales that supply ancient context to what we do in drugs today—the body’s “holy bone” and the way it acquired its identify, a stunning it's because gout looked to be so time-honored numerous centuries in the past, and the healing misadventure that shortened the lifetime of Eleanor Roosevelt. as well as many new stories, this revised version comprises 128 illustrations, akin to photographs of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of his surgeon exhibiting a clue to the painter’s wellbeing and fitness. examine mythical clinical innovators, illnesses that modified heritage, health problems of well-known people, and a few epic errors of physicians and scientists. the writer is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon health and wellbeing & technology collage college of medication, and Professor, japanese Virginia clinical college. Dr. Taylor is the writer and editor of greater than 33 scientific books.
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Next, they showed that injecting an extract of the islets of Langerhans could control the dog’s diabetes—as long as the injections continued. In 1922, they developed an insulin extract from the pancreas of cattle and gave the world’s first insulin injection to Leonard Thompson, a diabetic teenager. The following year, insulin was made available for clinical use. Banting and Macleod received the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Banting was angry that Best was not honored by the Nobel Foundation and shared the cash award with him.
Boric acid was a better choice, but the principle of using chemicals to destroy germs had been established. The discipline awaited the next innovation—the introduction of surgical gloves by William S. Halsted in 1890. X-rays Discovered: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845–1922) Wilhelm Roentgen made a focused contribution to medicine, one that eventually earned him the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physics. In November 1895, Roentgen, a physics professor, was testing cathode rays in a darkened room. Having screened the tube with black cardboard to block the light it emitted, he was surprised to see a fluorescent screen nearby glow with a green color.
If this chapter is chiefly about any single thing, it is about giants. Although many of the persons described made contributions in diverse areas, most are remembered for one fabled accomplishment, such as William Withering’s use of foxglove (digitalis) to treat congestive heart failure. Many were giants because they were acknowledged leaders of their times; in some instances, they also took risks and opposed current thinking, as when Ignaz Semmelweis suggested that doctors’ unwashed hands might carry disease.