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A Study on Klinefelter Syndrome, Its Causes, Diagnosis, Complication, and Treatment
Klinefelter syndrome was first discovered by a doctor named Klinefelter in the year 1942 who published case reports of nine men who had smaller than average testicles, low production of sperm and lack of hair on face and body. Klinefelter syndrome is also called: XXY syndrome. It is a genetic condition that occurs in males...
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The Gross Imperfection and Misconception of Modern Day Medicine
From the onset of medicine and surgery the practice have gregariously evolved. One might say that over the years we have undoubtedly gotten closer and closer to perfecting the art of healing, however, this is a cancerously gross misconception. In fact the ignorant public opinion would most likely represent confidence in our...
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The Accomplishments and Legacy of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams an African-American Physician
The death of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was a major loss for the United States. He was a renowned African-American physician who inspired the following generation by helping to de-segregate the medical world. With his ambition and a kind heart, his life work was dedicated to opening interracial hospitals in addition to traini...
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The Illusions and Misconceptions of Invincibility in the Field of Medicine
The Illusion of Invincibility: Confessions of a Human Being “I’d rather have my new acquaintance realize that I’m a human being, that I’m not perfect, that I’m not a demigod,” proclaims a tired Paul Ruggieri, M.D., no less than two sentences into the account of his life in the field of medicine. As an accomplished surgeon...
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The Life and Work of Elizabeth Blackwell
Medicine has revolutionized the way life is lived worldwide. When Elizabeth Blackwell was alive, women often died from complications of pregnancy or complications during childbirth.1 Nowadays, the percent of women in first and second world countries who die from complications of pregnancy/childbirth has significantly decrea...
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A History of the Search to Improve Health and Hygiene
9.4 - The Search for Better Health:
1. What is a healthy organism? . Discuss the difficulties in defining the terms 'health' and 'disease': - 'Health' is difficult to define as health has many components, such as physical, mental, and social, some of which are very subjective - 'Disease' is also difficult to define...
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An Overview of the History of Yersinia Pestis in China
Imagine an intense illness consuming your entire body. Your core temperature has the ability to, and will most likely, rise to 106° Fahrenheit. Every muscle fiber in your body deeply aches, accompanied by a racing pulse and high blood pressure. Due to the sickness, you develop a condition called gastroenteritis which is inf...
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Medical Community's Perspective of Sex and Sexuality in the Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages, there were many ideas about sex and sexuality, in both the general populous and the medical community. For example, some people believe that there are four aspects to sex and reproduction. Wet, dry, cold and hot. It was believed that both women and men had a “seed” that both took part in the concepti...
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The Concept of Organized Healthcare and the Contributions of Clara Barton
As with all trades, the progress, discoveries and contributions of various individuals is what has shaped the healthcare field into what it is today. Despite the lack of modern technologies and science which make nursing in this age more advanced and lifesaving than it was in the 1800’s, nursing pioneers such as Clara Barto...
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An Introduction to the Medical World During the Elizabethan Period
The Medical World during the Elizabethan Period Throughout history, each time period has faced diseases and had different medical beliefs and practices. One period in particular was the Elizabethan period. During this time, physicians were establishing different medical advancements. Along with that, different treatment...
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A Discussion About the Medicine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century
Medicine in 16th and 17th Century Medicine during the 16th and 17th centuries was much different than it is today. Often debated whether to be called an art or a science, medicine did not hold the same connotation that it does for the general public today. The idea of a physician was still new and many of the practices the...
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