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http://mswalshjuniorenglishblocka.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/patient-etherized.jpg?w=278&h=224 When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a table T.S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves And repeats word...

Last week I attended SUNY's Faculty Retreat, and one retreat treat was a presentation by Dr. Allen Shaughnessy on Evidence-Based Practice. He noted the changes in medical information and its appli.

Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment by Roger French, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0521007615/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_n9SHtb1XC6S1R

Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

INOCULATION.  Inoculation was first recognized when the son of Prime Minister Wang Dan (957-1017) died of smallpox.  Hoping to prevent the same thing from happening to other family members, Wang Dan summoned physicians from all over China.  A Daoist monk introduced the technique of inoculation to the physicians in the capital.  By the 16th century it was widely practiced against smallpox in China.  Inoculation was unknown in Europe until the 1800's, when it was introduced by Edward Jenner.

INOCULATION. Inoculation was first recognized when the son of Prime Minister Wang Dan (957-1017) died of smallpox. Hoping to prevent the same thing from happening to other family members, Wang Dan summoned physicians from all over China. A Daoist monk introduced the technique of inoculation to the physicians in the capital. By the 16th century it was widely practiced against smallpox in China. Inoculation was unknown in Europe until the 1800's, when it was introduced by Edward Jenner.

Robert Koch and Richard Pfeiffer in a laboratory, investigating the plague in Bombay, 1897. The German doctor Robert Koch is considered the founder of modern bacteriology. His discoveries made a significant contribution to the development of the first ‘magic bullets’ - chemicals developed to attack specific bacteria - and Koch was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1905.

Robert Koch and Richard Pfeiffer in a laboratory, investigating the plague in Bombay,

Dr. Charles Richard Drew  physician, researcher, and surgeon who revolutionized the understanding of blood plasma -- and found a practical application for his work in the concept of the blood bank.

Charles Richard Drew physician, researcher, and surgeon who revolutionized the understanding of blood plasma -- and found a practical application for his work in the concept of the blood bank.

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anatomical drawing from "De humani corporis fabrica" (On the Fabric of the Human Body) by Andreas Vesalius One of the most influential books in the history of medicine.

Image of three midwives attending to a birthing woman from the History of Medicine (NLM) #birth #history #midwifery

Image of three midwives attending to a birthing woman from the History of Medicine (NLM)

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Scottish obstetrician Sir James Young Simpson, unconscious following an experiment with chloroform, in a lithograph by Edwin Hodder, c. 1880. Simpson first tested the anesthetic properties of chloroform on a patient in 1847.    Credit: © Photos.com/Thinkstock

Scottish obstetrician Sir James Young Simpson, unconscious following an experiment with chloroform, in a lithograph by Edwin Hodder, c. 1880. Simpson first tested the anesthetic properties of chloroform on a patient in 1847. Credit: © Photos.com/Thinkstock

ST. EGWIN, Bishop of Worcester in England

Egwin, Bishop of Worcester - © Nash Ford Publishing feast day December pray for us.

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