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    If a patient were to have a single finger amputated during the mid-nineteenth century, his or her surgeon could expect a death rate of roughly 50% due to the spread of infection (“Joseph Lister”). Today’s death rates due to surgical operations are significantly lower due to the work and contributions of one biologist: Joseph Lister, the pioneer of cleanliness in surgical practices (“Joseph Lister (1827-1912”). Joseph Lister was born to Joseph Jackson Lister and Isabella Harris in the village of Upton, England on April 5th, 1827 (“Sir Joseph Lister”). The elder Joseph Lister researched optics, the study of light, which initially motivated the younger Joseph Lister to become involved in the biological community. In addition, Lister’s father’s inquiries aided in creating an important tool in biology: the compound microscope.…

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    An extraordinary discovery for medicine Joseph Lister – an English surgeon’s biography Antiseptic is a substance that could be applied to living skin to prevent infection generated by microorganisms. Some examples of antiseptics are: alcohol, iodine, salt, sodium bicarbonate, and boric acid. Before the discovery of antiseptics, there was an increasing death rate among patients undergoing surgery. During the years 1864 to 1866, it is estimated that 45.7% of patients died from tissue infection.…

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    Joseph Lister is a well-known biologist and the reason people survive surgery. He created a way to increase the survival rates for patients after a major surgery. Although it was more time consuming than the original way, it was worth it in the results. Joseph Lister came from an experienced educational background and added a major contribution to the biological society. His inspiration took him a long way and he created a name for himself in the biological community. Although Joseph Lister…

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    He also began to notice a number of physicians who passed on infection to their patients after surgery. Lister used Pasteur’s ideas, combined with his own to form the aseptic technique. Lister knew about phenol being used as a disinfectant to kill bacteria, so he began to use it as a wound cleanser as well as to clean his surgical instruments. Jessney noted that, “Surgical instruments were never cleaned thoroughly with anything more than a wipe. Patients were seldom washed of dirt and surgeons…

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    The first surgeon to use surgical skin antisepsis was Joseph Lister. He experimented in the 1800s with using carbolic acid on various types of surgical wounds. Lister had discovered that by using carbolic acid on the patient’s skin and on his hands; the rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) and death in his patients were reduced (Spruce, 2016). HE was also the first physician to publish an article related to antiseptic techniques; the article was titled On the Antiseptic Principle in the…

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    One of the awards Robert Brown received was the Copley Medal. Brown had received this medal in 1839, for his discoveries of vegetable impregnation. This medal was also handed out to many other famous scientists including Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Lister, Charles Darwin, Karl Ernst von Baer, Dmitri Mendeleev, Ernest Rutherford, Elbert Einstein, and Louis Pasteur. The Copley Medal is the highest achievement in the Royal Society. It is given for exceptional research in any branch of science. Brown…

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    The book I will be analyzing is, Kopet: A Documentary Narrative of Chief Joseph’s Last Year’s by M. Gidley. It was published in 1981 in Seattle, Washington, United States of America. This book is split up into three different sections: 1. Starting Out from the Meany Papers An introduction 2. Chief Joseph of the Nez Peres A chronology 3. White Witnesses to Chief Joseph’s End A Narrative This book discusses the last few years of Chief Joseph’s life, the white people…

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    Racism is a difficult trait to define, and to recognize. It is often hard to decipher what is actually racist, and what just comes across as such. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is the story of one man’s account of being an ivory transporter, down the Congo River. During the voyage, there are many encounters with African Natives, and many of those encounters reflect negatively on the natives. The white men who dominate the storyline are demeaning towards the natives, and paint them as being…

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    Beethoven began his early training with his abusive father Johann van, although his offensive tactics towards Beethoven hurt him physically and emotionally, Beethoven develop a keenness for playing instruments. His creativity surpassed all of the pain and suffering caused by such a traumatic childhood. Once Beethoven sharpened his talent he was able to achieve a position as an appointed organist for the courts, his salary was about 150 florins. This achievement made his father very proud of his…

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    us vulnerable to our minds. We face many emotions from joy to fear in the matter of seconds. What will come about when you are stripped of your emotions, are you even human? Being curious and having fear for the unknown the unpredictable is what makes us who we are, humans. It is what happened when you let these curiosities and fear overcome you to devour your innocents to be this lifeless creature. Author Tim O’Brien illustrates the loss of innocence in a single chapter titled “The Sweetheart…

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