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What significant changes took place in medicine and attitudes towards it during the 1920s?
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The great advances in technologies and sciences brought new saving-lifes discoveries throughout the 1920's medicine. Between 1920 and 1930, many scientists were laureates to Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology.
In 1924, doctor Willem Einthoven was awarded with Nobel Prize for discovering the mechanism of electrocardiogram. In 1928, Alexander Fleming rediscovered the fungus Penicillium notatum, the big discovery that changed the modern medicine. In 1939, the substance penicillin was proved to have the ability to kill the infectious bacteria, hence, due to this discovery, the commercial production of penicillin was launched.
Herbert McLean Evans discovered vitamin, in 1920, and Vitamin D, along with it's property that prevents skeletal disorders was discovered by Elmer V. McCollum. In 1929 Christiaan Eijkman, Sir Frederick Hopkins were laureates to Nobel Prize for discovering the vitamins A, B, C, K, and their subdivisions.
In 1930, doctor Karl Landsteiner was awarded with Nobel Prize for discovering the human blood groups. Later on, doctor Karl Landsteiner, in collaboration with scientists Levine and Wiener, discovered the Rh-factor in blood.
The year 1923 brougth the Nobel Prize to doctors Frederick G. Banting and John Macleod for the discovery of insulin, while in 1927, doctor Julius Wagner-Jauregg was rewarded with the Nobel Prize for curing general paralysis induced by the malaria infection.
Posted by sciencesolve on March 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM (Answer #1)
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