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Polio Vaccine Pain Relief
1,349 wordsDo we own animals... or do we simply care for them as pets and use them in our experiments and research? What distinguishes a pet from a lab / test animal... What characteristics make them any different from each other? Do the tests we do actually have significance and how far can we take them? These are the debated questions many researchers stray from answering... These tests are supposedly for the better of humanity... but what do the animals get from them? What is it that gives us the right ...
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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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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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Montgomery Bus Boycott Martin Luther King Jr
2,056 wordsThe 1950 's were quite radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950 's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or time era in American history. Everything was peaceful now, which looking back on the two world wars and the great depression this country wa...
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Moral And Ethical Year Of Life
1,331 wordsSince the first vaccine in 1796 for smallpox, made by Edward Jenner, modern science has managed to create vaccines to give us immunity to many deadly diseases. Vaccines have reduced many diseases and have even eradicated others. However, currently there is evidence that not all vaccines are beneficial and that some may actually be harmful. In this essay, I will discuss about what a vaccine is and how they work. I will also discuss the pros and cons of vaccinations, and show some of the advantage...
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Infected With Hiv Living With Hiv
2,016 wordsHIV and AIDS are one of the leading causes of death among 24 to 45 year olds and yet so many Americans seem to know nothing about it. So many people in the world believe HIV and AIDS are the same thing, but they are sadly mistaken. HIV is a virus. The letters stand for Human Immunodefiency Virus. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. What it attacks are important immune-system cells called T-cells. HIV is a retrovirus, which means it is slow moving. By attacking and killing the immune ...
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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 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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