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Medicine Past and Present powerpoint by Michelle Nunes Don Gaspar de Portola School
Black Plague The Black Plague swept across Europe, Asia, and Africa. It killed almost 75,000,000 people!
Hippocrates Father of Medicine Believed the human body is predictable Diseases have reasonable explanations Believed that people could understand the way the body worked.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek 1674 made a powerful microscope Discovered many types of microbes microscope microbes
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.
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.
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.
Joseph Lister S cottish surgeon and friend of Luis Pasteur S terilized all his equipment D isinfected wounds with carbolic acid to kill germs
Alexander Fleming D iscovered mold killed bacteria S ubstance was penicillin the first antibiotic