Flashcards in Modern Causes Of Disease And Treatments Deck (19)
How did Behring develop Koch's work?
Isolated antitoxins to fight diphtheria
Found a way to inject them to cure the disease
How did Ehrlich help develop the magic bullet?
Tried to combine chemicals to cure syphilis that would only target disease but not harm rest of body
How did Hata develop Ehrlich's work?
He discovered the 606th compound was actually effective
What was the name of the first magic bullet?
When did Domagk discover the second magic bullet?
What was the second magic bullet called?
Who did Domagk test prontosil on?
Why was the discovery of magic bullets important?
Medicine could now cure many infections that had previously led to death
Why did attitudes change in the twentieth century?
Explosion of scientific knowledge
Communications technology- made world seem smaller!
More leisure time
Less religious influence
Wars, epidemics and famine
What did Alexander Fleming discover?
Why was the discovery of penicillin important?
First anti biotic- illness cured from inside the body
Treat infections of millions of soldiers during WW2
Who were successful in getting funding from the US government for the development of penicillin?
Florey and Chain
What were the limitations of Alexander Flemings discovery?
Discovered by accident
Could not mass produce it
How did WW1 help progress medicine?
New technology- X Rays/ Blood transfusions
Doctors forced to develop new techniques to treat infection
Soldiers given vaccinations against common diseases
How did WW1 limit progress in medicine?
Outbreak of Spanish Flu- killed millions
Long term mental health problems because of war
Took money away from medical research into war effort
Medical staff in battlefields had negative impact on health at home
When was the NHS introduced?
Who set up the NHS?
Why did some doctors disagree with the NHS being set up?
Did not want to treat poor
Wanted to set their own prices