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Medical and Science Advancements of the 1960's

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Medical and Science Advancements of the 1960's
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Many medical and science advancements were made during the 1960's era. These discoveries have improved our everyday life during the 1900's and today.Our understanding of the human body, world and beyond has escalated since the 1950's understanding of medicine and science.
How would medical and science advancements of the 1960's impact how discoveries were made later on?
Neil Armstrong's moon landing impacted how advancements were to move forward in space for exploration "That's one step for man, one leap for mankind"
The process for creating chemotherapy drugs change how medicine was created for treatment later on
Different procedures and processes were establish for surgery/ helped doctors advance forward in different procedures to improve
What caused these advancements to be found in the 1960's?
World War II was a major set back during the 1960's and slowed down the progress of advancing forward in human medicine and Earth exploration
Antibiotics were created due to the WWII incident which were purposely used on soldiers but were then administered to people
News drugs discovered in WWII
Cancer research progressed due tot he discovery of smoking
Birth control was developed due to the people's fear of over population and the controversy of abortion
Contraceptives were introduced to the public due to high demand and the discovery of transmitted diseases
If these discoveries were not made, what world the world be like today?
We would not be able to cure illnesses without vaccines
Surgery would not be possible today and would result in the death of many people
Smoking would not be known to cause cancer
We would not know the in-depth structure of the human body (DNA)
Space exploration would slow down due to no human interaction in space
Abortion would be higher if contraceptives and birth control were not available during the 1960's
People have dedicated their lives to the art of medicine and science. Helping the people of the 1960's and today. We have traveled and stepped foot on the moon and refined the meaning of surgery. Researchers have dug deep into the study of cancer treatment. All of these factors including many more, play a key role in medicine and science today and will continues so as they have for 5 decades.
By; Melanie Vu
What were the major medical and science discoveries/ advancements during the 1960's?
How would these discoveries better the world?
Who contributed the most to medical and science advancements of the 1960's?
Vascular surgery- operation on veins, arteries, and heart (artificial heart)
Neurosurgery- operation on brain and spinal cord
Implant surgery-removing dead tissue and organs and replacing with new healthy ones (kidneys, liver,heart, and lung)
Cancer- advancements in chemotherapy
The drug Thalidomide used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women caused birth defects in millions of women all over the world
Smoking increases the chance of lung and stomach cancer
anti-virus vaccines created with live and killed viruses
Cryosurgical probes- removed dead or diseased tissue by freezing it (used to remove cancerous tumors)
home-dialysis machine- to cure kidney failure at home without disrupting everyday life
Portable electrocardio graph- monitors electrical impulses in heart

Vaccines cured millions all over the world and researchers learned how to create anti-viruses which could cure other disease outbreaks in the future
Many chemotherapy drugs were created which helped saved individuals who weren't responding to present drugs
Doctors had shed a light on drugs such as cocaine, heroine,and smoking which were mislead during the 1960's
Many lives were not lost during operations due to improve medical procedures
Implant surgery helped restore people's functions to return to everyday life
new invented tools helped scientists and doctors progress through the study of the human body and science
Sunny von Bulow- donated millions to advance in coma and head trauma research
Neil Armstrong- First man on the moon (also collected moon rock samples)
Michael Sokolski- founder of Datronics and revolutionized world's test taking process
John McCarthy- Contributed to the research of artificial intelligence
Beatrix Potter- A children's story writer, was an expert in mycology (study of micro organisms) and discovered connections between lichens, fungi, and algae
Bruce E. Ivins- Expert in microbiology, known for extexnsive research on anthrax
John Wheeler- Last known person to console with Albert Einstein/ study of space and made the connection of the black hold and wormhole
Victor McKusick- Advancement in clinical medical genetics
Michael DeBakey- Father of modern heart medicine/ created the "roller pump" which made open heart surgery possible
Christiaan Neethling Barnard- Performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant
Apothecary- Old term for a pharmacist or chemist/ a person who dispenses drugs.

Lance- To prick or cut open with a sharp instrument.

Traction- Putting force on a broken bone to make sure it is properly aligned when healing.

Carcenongenic- Having the potential to cause cancer.
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