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35 Cards in this Set

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Isolated radium in 1910
Marie Curie
Established the patterns of heredity
Gregory Mendel
Developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796
Edward Jenner
Described the circulation of blood to and from the heart
William Harvey
Began public health and sanitation systems
Discovered X-rays in 1895
William Roentgen
The father of medicine
Discovered penicillin in 1928
Sir Alexander Fleming
Artist who used dissection to draw the human body
Leonardo da Vinci
Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
Dark Ages
Founded the American Red Cross in 1881
Clara Barton
Earliest people known to maintain accurate health records
Began pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria
Louis Pasteur
Used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion
Developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens
Robert Koch
Founder of modern nursing
Florence Nightengale
Began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
Joseph Lister
Created the first mercury thermometer
Gabriel Fahrenheit
Developed the polio vaccine in 1952
Jonas Salk
An Arab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material
Hospitals are classigied as general, specialty, or government depending on the sources of income received.
Medical centers at colleges or universities often offer free care and treatment to provide learning experiences for medical students
All health care facilities require different health care workers at all levels of training
A pandemic of the bubonic plague killed 3/4 of the population of Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages
Holistic health care promotes physical, emotional, and social well-being.
A patient has the right to choose his or her own type of health care and health care workers must respect this right
Acupressure involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points along the meridians in the body to stimulate and balance the flow of energy.
Therapeutic touch is based on the belief that illness is an imbalance in an individual's energy field
Which facility performs special diagnostic tests?
Which facility provides assistance and care for elderly
Long-term care facilities
Which facility provides care for accidents or sudden illness?
Emergency care services
Which facility provides physical, occupational, and other therapies?
Wich facility provides care in patient's home?
Home health care
Which facility includes guidance, counseling and chemical abuse treatment centers?
Mental health
Which facility provides dental services?
Dental offices