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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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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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