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History of Medicine

History of Medicine

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Item Number:
DCS DC889394
128 min.
Closed Caption:
Discovery Channel School
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Travel back in time to witness some of the most important innovations in the history of medicine.

Innovations in Obstetrics and Pediatrics

Learn about early successful caesarian sections, the use of forceps, the development of vaccines, and pasteurization. Then examine the shift in the social history of childbirth from female midwives to male doctors eager to apply the scientific method to the emerging field of obstetrics.

Innovations in Adult Care

See how the historical understanding of the circulatory system and the heart has affected the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular problems. Learn about innovations in organ transplantation, the cause and care of diabetes, and the discovery of penicillin.

Innnovations in Elder Care

Explore major medical innovations such as the first successful heart transplant, the development of the pacemaker, cancer treatments, the cataract operations, and the latest in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Learn all about the revolutionary discovery of DNA.

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