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1 Medicine Past and Present powerpoint by Michelle Nunes Don Gaspar de Portola School
2 Black PlagueThe Black Plague swept across Europe, Asia, and Africa. It killed almost 75,000,000 people!
3 Hippocrates Father of Medicine Believed the human body is predictable Diseases have reasonable explanationsBelieved that people could understand the way the body worked.
4 Anton van Leeuwenhoek microscope 1674 made a powerful microscope Discovered many types of microbesmicrobes
5 William HarveyDiscovered 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.
6 Edward Jenner Sure that diseases had natural causes. Guessed that the body developed some means to fightthe disease.Guessed that once the bodydeveloped antibodies to cowpoxthey would be able to fight offsmallpox.Edward Jenner
7 Louis Pasteure Had to prove that living things did not come from nonlivingthings which many believed.Began conducting experimentson animals with anthrax.Pasture was able to developa vaccine for anthrax.
8 Joseph Lister Scottish surgeon and friend of Luis Pasteur Sterilized all hisequipmentDisinfected wounds withcarbolic acid to kill germs
9 Alexander Fleming Discovered mold killed bacteria Substance was penicillin thefirst antibiotic