Jonas Salk

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  • What's So Great About America Analysis

    Natessia Leverington Essay # 5 Peter Singer makes the claim that, "The major ethical traditions all accept, in some for or other, a version of the golden rule that encourages equal consideration of interest. 'Love your neighbor as yourself, ' said Jesus. 'What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor, ' said Rabi Hillel. Confuicious summed up his teaching in very similar terms: 'What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. ' The Mahabarata Indian epic, says:…

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  • Genius In Good Will Hunting

    Many people believe that an intelligent person are more likely going to life a happy life, but this movies shows otherwise. It really shows how that even intelligent people don’t always have it easy in life. The main character, Will, is portrayed as a genius but lives in a poverish like life style. Rather than use his talents to the best of his ability he would often hang out with friends. They would typically would do delinquent (not juvenile delinquent) like activities and get themselves in…

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  • Henrietta Lacks Theme

    hundreds on top of hundreds, accumulating by the millions.” The image of the syringe represents the polio vaccine since scientists’ and or doctors’ had the quest of discovering a cure for polio in chapter 13 page 93 which states “In February 1942, Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh announced that he’d developed the world’s first polio vaccine…” This theme does not only relate to the novel, but it often occurs in real…

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  • Egyptian Medicine History

    The History of medicine started in 2600 BC in Egypt. They describe the diagnosis and treatment of two hundred disease . Egyptian believed that disease came from god, demons, and spirits. Egyptian doctors believed that there was channel in the body; they were trying to find a way to unblock the channels. Egyptian were the first in the world that were able to document everything this helped scientists to make calculation years later .Egyptian also created bathrooms so disease won’t spread .…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Hela Cells

    The medical world was buzzing with optimism at the news of HeLa cells. The potential of this discovery seemed limitless. Immediately, countless experiments and research were being carried out. The most prominent was research based on the theory that cancer was caused by a virus. Curtis narrates the tale of two scientists who decided to test this theory by conducting experiments on prisoners in the Ohio State Penitentiary. These experiments involved injecting the prisoners with HeLa cells under…

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  • Animal Testing Persuasive

    Throughout history, animal experimentation has proved to be crucial to the development of our society. Since as early as the 17th century, we see how animal testings have led to important discoveries such as the understanding of the blood circulation and the function of the lungs in Medieval Europe . And now, scientists are relying on chimpanzees in hopes to help create the Hepatitis C vaccine . Overall, I believe that the state’s policy on animal experiments, as it is covered in the Criminal…

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  • Mandatory Vaccinations

    America, polio infected thousands of children, leaving many dead or paralyzed. 1952, in particular, had a record 57,000 cases; 21,000 of those infected were left paralyzed and another 3,000 were killed. However, through the work of researchers such as Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, effective polio vaccines were produced. A year after the vaccines were first tested, “researchers were able to say that vaccinated kids had lower rates of polio than kids who hadn 't received the shots” (Fischman). From…

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  • Polio Vaccine Analysis

    effective in the past and today. The five are; HepB, DTap, IPV, MMR, and Varicella. Each vaccine prevents viruses that America has had a struggle with in the past. The vaccine with quite possibly the most history would be IPV which was invented by Jonas Salk and prevents Polio. In the early 1950’s much of America feared the Polio virus as it caused detrimental damage to the body and handicapped many children. A prime example of just how harmful the virus is would be none other than America’s…

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  • The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is written by Rebecca Skloot. This book tells us about how an African-American woman whose cancer cells were used to create an immortal cell line for experiments called HeLa. Henrietta was a poor black tobacco farmer with only middle-school education. It also tells us the story behind the woman who revolutionized modern medicine. With the use of these cells scientists could study viruses, human genetics, drugs, environment stress and vitamins. HeLa has helped…

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  • Henrietta Lacks Contribution

    quality (Duster & Dahlgren, 2017). These “HeLa cells” were durable and replicated very quickly (Duster & Dahlgren, 2017). Dr. Gey isolated and replicated one of these cells to make the first cultures from the HeLa strain. The cells were used by Dr. Jonas Salk to develop the polio vaccine. The cells are also attributed to advances in in vitro fertilization, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, lactose digestion studies, mosquito mating studies, HPV vaccine, the effects of the atom bomb, the…

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