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The world would be such a different society without scientist who have come before us. Healthcare would not be as far advanced if we did not have genius physicians who have come before our time. During the 18th century there was a time where some health inventions were made that shaped healthcare today. One very notable pathologist set new health care standards that pertained to sanitation, his accomplishments throughout his life made him one of the most racializable physicians to ever practice medicine. This notable man was named Sir John Simon. He started his life out very lucky to have come from a wealthy family which was one of many attributes to his success. Simon attended some of the best universities during
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When he became twenty-six years of age, he became a member of the Pathological Society in 1846, at which time he became heavily involve in studies pertaining to the human body. He wrote papers about surgeries that he had performed and new studies that he had been a part of. One of them was written about work he had done on the thymus gland which was entitled “Physiological Essay on the Thymus gland”. (Sir John Simon) For this study Simon was awarded the Astley Cooper Prize along with a finical prize. After this study, he was elected the fellow of the Royal College of …show more content…
This was the beginning to his career in sanitation, throughout the next couple year Simon changed what the public health system was like. (Sanitary) Simon had no experience in public health but among twenty applicants he stood out because he came from a wealthy, and very political family. Along with the strong support of surgeons who had felt Simon would fulfill his duty as a Public health officer, on October 19, 1848 Simon was appointed the position. With his very strong writing skills he worked his way to improve the sanitation conditions of London. This job payed very little, but allowed Simon him to continue practicing medicine in his private

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