Changing Perspectives: Medical Treatments, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822310
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822311
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, medicine has undergone a revolution, improving the quality and length of human life in the process. With fascinating detail, this volume traces the evolution of treatments for a variety of conditions. Antiseptics and anesthesia made surgery possible and survivable. Vaccines wiped out the lethal illnesses of cholera, typhus, polio, yellow fever, and others. While smallpox was declared officially eradicated in 1980, another devastating disease surfaced on the world stage, HIV/AIDS, to further challenge the development of medical treatments. Today, DNA, artificial intelligence, and stem cell therapy are some of the weapons used to fight against pain and disease. Media literacy terms and questions round out the text and aid readers in analyzing over a century of news coverage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Anesthesia, Antiseptics and Vaccines: 1851–1899.
1: Medical..
2: Modern Embalming..
3: Substitute for Anesthesia..
4: A New Anaesthetic Process..
5: Horace Wells..
6: In Pasteur's Laboratory.
7: Vaccination Against Cholera..
8: Anti-Toxine Distributed.
9: Aseptolin a New Remedy.
10: Modern Wound Treatment..
11: The Roentgen Discovery.
12: A Cure for Snakebite..
13: The Triumphs of Surgery.
Microbes, the Mind and Research: 1900–1929.
14: The Phipps Psychiatric Clinic..
15: Microbes Caught in Action..
16: Lister's War on Pain and Death.
17: New Discoveries May Eliminate Quinine for Malaria.
18: Fighting Against Contagion in City.
19: Typhus, War's Dread Ally, Beaten.
20: Find Sun Produces the 4th Vitamine.
21: Serum Proves Boon in Fighting Diabetes.
22: Finds New Remedy for Pneumonia.
23: Serum Discovered for Scarlet Fever by Long Research.
24: New Device Records Action of the Heart.
Advances Accelerate: 1930–1959.
25: Nation's Death Rate Halved Since 1900; Diphtheria Cut 95%.
26: Virus Character Radically Changed.
27: Chemical Is Found to Combat Viruses.
28: Hails ‘Blood Bank’ as Transfusion Aid.
29: Vaccine Is Found for Yellow Fever.
30: Conquest of Pellagra.
31: ‘Giant’ Germicide Yielded by Mold.
32: Chemicals Excelling Sulfa Drugs as Germ Killers Are Disclosed.
33: New Drug Is Used to Treat Typhoid.
34: Influenza Vaccine Perfected in War.
35: Doctors Describe a Heart Reviver.
36: Fanfare Ushers Verdict on Tests.
37: Biochemist Fears Rise of the Unfit.
38: Known Viruses Now Exceed 300.
39: Doctor's Dilemma: How to Keep Up.
New Diseases and New Fixes for Old Ones: 1960–1999.
40: Vaccines Hailed as Measles Doom.
41: A Mumps Vaccine Is Licensed by U.S..
42: Body's Rejection of Heart Feared.
43: X-Ray of Entire Body Shows Color TV Image.
44: New Procedure Aids Some Heart Patients.
45: Woman Gives Birth to Baby Conceived Outside the Body.
46: Pregnancy Lab Reports a Success.
47: New Homosexual Disorder Worries Health Officials.
48: A Likely AIDS Cause, But Still No Cure.
49: Scientist Reports First Cloning Ever of Adult Mammal.
Treatments Never before Seen: 2000–Present.
50: Once Again, Scientists Say Human Genome Is Complete.
51: First Face Transplant Performed in the U.S..
52: Cloning Is Used to Create Embryonic Stem Cells.
53: Google and Johnson & Johnson Team for Robotic Surgery Projects.
54: Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought.
55: Veterans Groups Push for Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD.
56: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says.
57: Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited with HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76.
58: Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.