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Louis Isadore Kahn And The Salk Institute
767 wordsStanding alone against the endless blue sea, the Salk Institute by Louis I. Kahn is one of a kind. "Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the Pacific coast near La Jolla aspires within its own spirit to an order achieved through clarity, definition, and consistency of application" (Heyer 195). To many, this magnificent structure may seem out of place, but it works well with the surrounding environment because of the spatial continuity that it possesses. The relation to the site, ...
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Polio Vaccine Nervous System
381 wordsJonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. As a student, Salk became interested in vaccines. At the time it had been believed that bacterial vaccines could be made from a preparation of dead bacteria, which would immunize without inducing an infection. But scientists believed that a live vaccine had to be used in order to immunize against a virus. Salk was unsure of this and, after his internship he joined Dr. Thomas Francis's influenza vaccine project at the University of Michigan. As a resu...
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Vaccine University Virus
386 wordsBiographical Sketch of James Dewey Watson James D. Watson is best known for his discovery of the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), for which he shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They proposed that the DNA molecule takes the shape of a double helix, an elegantly simple structure that resembles a gently twisted ladder. The rails of the ladder are made of alternating units of phosphate and the sugar deoxyribose; the rungs are each ...
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Beginning Of The End Polio Vaccine
730 wordsBefore the development of the Salk and Sabin vaccines, polio was a serious infection that affected the central nervous system; however with proper vaccinations it can be eradicated in the United States today. There are different kinds of polio. They include spinal polio, non-paralytic form, and paralytic polio. Spinal polio is the most common form that occurs when polio viruses attack nerve cells and control the muscles of the legs, arms, trunk, diaphragm, abdomen, and pelvis. Stiffness in the n...
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Central Nervous System Salk Vaccine
360 wordsPOLIOMYELITIS- an infectious virus of the central nervous system. SYMPTOMS- FATIGUE, HEADACHE, FEVER, SORE THROAT, MUSCLE PAIN, VOMITING, CONSTIPATION, STIFFNESS OF NECK (MENINGITIS), MUSCLE PARALYSIS, AFFECTED- CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, NERVE TISSUE (MOTOR NEURONS), BRAIN, LEGS, ARMS, MUSCLES, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, STOMACH & THROAT (THE VIRUS ENTRY - Polio is excreted in feces and spreads in contaminated water, food, hands and eating utensils to unaffected patients. The virus enters its victims in ...
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Salk Vaccine Polio Vaccine
1,616 wordsPolio, more properly known as poliomyelitis, was one of the most feared and studied diseases in the first half of the Twentieth Century (Sass, 1). This disease has paralyzed thousands in American history (Health Education Facts Sheet, 1). Polio struck its victims, mostly children under the age of three, as it appeared unpredictably bringing on a panic in the 1940 s and 50 s. Then, a break through occurred when Jonas Salk's research established an effective vaccine to the poliovirus. Today, the f...
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University Of Michigan Jonas Salk
2,446 wordsJonas Salk From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly p...
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Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine
731 wordsDr. Jonas Edward Salk was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City. He laid the structure for our understanding of advanced study of disease and medicine. Jonas Salk was the oldest son in his family. His parents, even though they didnt have any primary education, were determined to make their children succeed in the society. They encouraged their children to study hard and helped them when they fell. Jonas Salk was the first member of his family to go to college. He earned money from working af...
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Jonas Salk Salk Vaccine
626 wordsIn America in the 1950 s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents; this was the season when children by the thousands became infected with the crippling disease poliomyelitis, or polio. This burden of fear was lifted forever when it was announced that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed a vaccine against the disease. Salk became world-famous overnight, but his discovery was the result of many years of painstaking research. Jonas Salk was born in New York City. His parents were Russia...
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Central Nervous System Nerve Cells
433 wordsPoliomyelitis, infectious virus disease of the central nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis. The greatest incidence of the disease, also known as infantile paralysis, is in children between the ages of five and ten years. The disease was described in 1840 by the German orthopedist Jacob von Heine. In its clinical form it is more prevalent in temperate zones. Symptoms The virus usually enters the body through the alimentary tract and spreads along nerve cells to affect various parts o...
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Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine
1,409 wordsThe discovery of the polio vaccine was an important medical and scientific breakthrough because it saved many lives since the 1950 s. In the summer of 1916 the great polio epidemic struck the United states. By the 1950 s hundreds of thousands of people had been struck by the poliomyelitis. The highest number of cases occurred in 1953 with over 50, 000 people infected with the virus. When hygienic conditions were poor polio attacked infants. The disease was spread by contaminated water and contac...
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