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2 Medicine Past and Present powerpoint by Michelle Nunes Don Gaspar de Portola School

3 Black Plague The Black Plague swept across Europe, Asia, and Africa. It killed almost 75,000,000 people!

4 Hippocrates Father of Medicine Believed the human body is predictable Diseases have reasonable explanations Believed that people could understand the way the body worked.

5 Anton van Leeuwenhoek 1674 made a powerful microscope Discovered many types of microbes microscope microbes

6 William Harvey Discovered that blood in human and animal bodies doesn’t just sit there it circulates, all through the body. The heart is the pump that makes it move.

7 Edward Jenner S ure that diseases had natural causes. G uessed that the body developed some means to fight the disease. G uessed that once the body developed antibodies to cowpox they would be able to fight off smallpox.

8 Louis Pasteure H ad to prove that living things did not come from nonliving things which many believed. B egan conducting experiments on animals with anthrax. P asture was able to develop a vaccine for anthrax.

9 Joseph Lister S cottish surgeon and friend of Luis Pasteur S terilized all his equipment D isinfected wounds with carbolic acid to kill germs

10 Alexander Fleming D iscovered mold killed bacteria S ubstance was penicillin the first antibiotic


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