By Paul Feeney
With chapters on domestic and college existence, video games and leisure pursuits, song and type, along a variety of captivating illustrations, this compendium allows you to take a nostalgic examine what it used to be wish to develop up through the sixties and recaptures a number of the facets of existence again then.
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Advances at the End of the Century While antisepsis and anesthesia placed surgery on an entirely new footing, similarly important work was carried out in other fields of study, such as parasitology and disease transmission. Patrick Manson, a British pioneer in tropical medicine, showed in China, in 1877, how insects can carry disease and how the embryos of the Filaria worm, which can cause elephantiasis, are transmitted by the mosquito. Manson explained his views to a British army surgeon, Ronald Ross, then working on the problem of malaria, and Ross discovered the malarial parasite in the stomach of the Anopheles mosquito in 1897.
But the study of a particular organism requires the investigation of cells both as individuals and as groups. Marcello Malpighi (b. March 10, 1628, Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States—d. Nov. 30, 1694, Rome) In 1661 the Italian physician and biologist Marcello Malpighi identified the pulmonary capillary network, proving William Harvey’s theory on blood circulation. He discovered the taste buds and was the first to see red blood cells and realize that they gave blood its colour. He studied subdivisions of the liver, brain, spleen, kidneys, bone, and deeper skin layers (Malpighian layers), concluding that even the largest organs are composed of minute glands.
Yellow fever in Panama and made possible the completion of the Panama Canal by reducing the death rate there from 176 per 1,000 to 6 per 1,000. Other victories in preventive medicine ensued, because the maintenance of health was now becoming as important a concern as the cure of disease; and the 20th century 39 7 The Britannica Guide to Theories and Ideas That Changed the Modern World 7 was to witness the evolution and progress of national health services in a number of countries. In addition, spectacular advances in diagnosis and treatment followed the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, in 1895, and of radium by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898.
A 1960s Childhood: From Thuderbirds to Beatlemania by Paul Feeney