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- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about important physicians for a standard science course. You'll study the lives and works of the following physicians:
- Hans Selye
- Santiago Ramon y Cajal
- Andreas Vesalius
- William Harvey
- Karl Landsteiner
- Marcello Malpighi
- Hermann von Helmholtz
- Rudolf Virchow
- Virginia Apgar
- Benjamin Cabrera
- Mae Carol Jemison
- Alfred Blalock
- Jonas Salk
1. Hans Selye: Biography, Theory & Contributions
This lesson will describe the life of Hans Selye, who created the General Adaptation Syndrome, or stress syndrome, after discovering sickness in rats. We'll also examine how his work advanced medicine by opening an entire field of study for future scientists to explore.
2. Santiago Ramon y Cajal: Biography & Quotes
Physician, scientist and artist Santiago Ramon y Cajal did much more in his life than that for which he is best-known- developing the groundwork for the neuron doctrine. In this lesson we'll take a look at his childhood and personal life.
3. Santiago Ramon y Cajal: Discovery, Inventions & Books
Santiago Ramon y Cajal is best known for this Nobel Prize-winning research, but he made a number of other discoveries as well. In this lesson we'll cover the basics of Cajal's professional accomplishments.
4. Andreas Vesalius: Biography, Facts & Quotes
You may not know of Andreas Vesalius, but his work highly progressed medical knowledge of the human body. In this lesson, find out who he was and why he was so important to medicine and even Darwin!
5. Andreas Vesalius: Discoveries & Accomplishments
Underestimated genius who applied practices that where way ahead his time or barbaric practitioner: which one was Andreas Vesalius? Learn all about this anatomist and doctor in this lesson.
6. William Harvey: Biography, Discoveries & Accomplishments
This lesson will describe the life and accomplishments of Dr. William Harvey. We will discuss his discovery of the circulatory system, as well as the impact his discovery has had on the medical community.
7. Karl Landsteiner: Blood Group Experiment & Achievements
Do you know who Karl Landsteiner is and what role he played in your heath? He might be more important to your life then you ever thought. Read all about his amazing discoveries in this lesson.
8. Galen the Physician: Biography, Discoveries & Facts
Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Plato are some of the most famous ancient Greeks. Another one, Galen, isn't as well-known but actually played a huge role in influencing medical thought for centuries. Find out more about him in this lesson.
9. Marcello Malpighi: Biography, Discoveries & Contributions
In this lesson, you will learn about the father of microscopic anatomy, the remarkable Marcello Malpighi, who made many discoveries that form the foundation of today's microscopy. Learn about this incredible scientist in this lesson.
10. Hermann von Helmholtz: Biography, Inventions & Theory
Can you imagine a genius that was passionate about music and philosophy, served in the army, studied medicine and worked as a physicist? In this lesson, we will learn about the incredible Hermann von Helmholtz.
11. Rudolf Virchow: Biography, Quotes & Facts
Rudolph Virchow is not a name you commonly hear but he was one of the world's most important and famous physicians of his day. Find out more about him in this lesson.
12. Rudolf Virchow: Discovery, Cell Theory & Contributions
In this lesson, you will learn about the German scientist and physician Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow who played an important role in forwarding the cell theory, which laid the groundwork for modern day cellular pathology.
13. Virginia Apgar: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Virginia Apgar was a fascinating individual who affected great change in the world of medicine. In this lesson, learn about her upbringing, academic achievements, outside interests and some of her most famous quotations.
14. Virginia Apgar: Inventions, Awards & Accomplishments
In this lesson, follow the ever-evolving career of the energetic Dr. Virginia Apgar. You'll learn of the amazing achievements one woman was able to accomplish during a lifetime of active commitment to medicine.
15. Benjamin Cabrera: Biography, Inventions & Contributions
This lesson will discuss the life and career of Benjamin Cabrera. We will examine his work in the prevention and treatment of malaria, and the treatment of some worm-borne diseases.
16. Mae Carol Jemison: Biography & Accomplishments
Mae Carol Jemison, a NASA astronaut, engineer and physician, was the first African-American woman to travel to space. Learn more about her life and accomplishments in this lesson.
17. Alfred Blalock: Biography & Quotes
This lesson will study the personal and professional life of Dr. Alfred Blalock. We will examine the exciting medical breakthroughs he developed, as well as his family life. This lesson will also introduce us to the film that was created to depict his work in surgery.
18. Jonas Salk & the Polio Vaccine
When you go to the doctor for a shot, you probably don't think about immunity, or the work that went into the development of the vaccine. This lesson will discuss Jonas Salk and his work in developing the polio vaccine.
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