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World War II and Medical Advances
Transcript of World War II and Medical Advances
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/ddt-concentrations-may-be-increasing-in-northern-oceans.html DDT EKG Machine The Use of Morphine The drug , Sulfanilamide was discovered by a German biochemist, Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk discovered the drug & published his findings in 1935. This drug could be used also to treat infections caused by bacteria. This drug was put in a pouch, which soldiers wore on their belt, and when wounded, could sprinkle on the wound.
http://www.mtaofnj.org/content/WWII%20Combat%20Medic%20-%20Dave%20Steinert/wwii.htm. This is an EKG (electrocardiogram) developed between 1900 & 1903. Williem Einthoven develped this EKG machine. The machine confirmed instances of a heart attack, atrial fibrillation, and heart block.
http://adoseofhistory.com/category/military-psychiatry/medicine-in-wwii/ In 1943, morphine was used during WWII as a painkiller. Morphine was offered to wounded soldiers. What is called a syrette was used to help administer the morphine. A syrette is like a miniature toothpaste tube that held the morphine. The pharmaceutical company called Squibb developed this way to administer morphine.
http://www.mtaofnj.org/content/WWII%20Combat%20Medic%20-%20Dave%20Steinert/wwii.htm First aeromedical evacuation flight October 26, 1940 marked the first flight of aeromedical evacuation of sick and/or wounded soldiers. At first, aeromedical evacuation was considered dangerous. But then, advancements were made & it became safer to transport soldiers by air. A P-51 mustang aircraft was used to transport soldiers.