Amazing Doctors and Nurses: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison

By Charles Margerison

Ever puzzled who built insulin? Or, who accomplished the 1st center transplant? discover the lives of a few of such a lot striking medical professionals and nurses. achieve an perception into the lives they led and the demanding situations they confronted. now we have all trusted medical professionals and nurses at quite a few issues in the course of our lives. in spite of the fact that, the fantastic tales in the back of such a lot of very important and influential achievements stay unknown. This booklet explores how medical professionals and nurses have built their awesome abilities and techniques to assist sufferers, supported through researchers in lots of fields.Explore the lifestyles tales of an grand diversity of characters together with Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell, Ignaz Semmelweis and Che Guevara. those humans lead the way for contemporary medication and kept numerous lives through advancing the bounds of remedy. The existence tales get back to existence via in a brand new tale structure known as a BioView®. it's as though all of the medical professionals and nurses has back via time to inform the tale in their existence and their outstanding achievements.What is a BioView®? A BioView® is a brief biographical tale, just like an interview, approximately an grand individual. The tales might be learn in round ten mins. they supply an effective way of studying approximately those who made significant contributions to our global. the original structure and movement allows each one person's tale to return alive, as though it's being individually informed to you and displays their pursuits, feelings and passions. those are certain existence tales which could offer you proposal on your personal life.Visit to discover this fascinating variety ofbooks and audio assets.

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That was one of my main reasons for choosing medicine as a career In 1948, I went to the University of Buenos Aires The war in Europe had recently finished But, I felt there was a silent war in South America To understand it, I set out on a long journey The first trip was to the northern provinces of Argentina My bicycle had a motor attached, but progress was slow The following year, 1951, I did a nine month tour It enabled me to see most of South America Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Panama were places I visited In particular, I spent time working at the San Pablo Leper Colony in Peru The patients lived in dilapidated buildings But, so did thousands of others who were healthy In village after village and town after town, I saw severe poverty Yet, all around I could see wealth Yes, there was wealth in the fields, in the mines and factories © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 30 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Ernesto Che Guevara © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 31 Amazing Doctors and Nurses So, why were so many people poor?

Maybe it was the heart, not the arteries, which acted as a pump By 1628, I had gathered a lot of information It was time to publish the findings On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals was the title Many physicians doubted my conclusions © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 39 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Opinions could ruin a reputation Mine suffered as a result, albeit critics did not have the facts However, I was re-elected as Censor of the College of Physicians It was important that the profession had clear guidance The King also wanted my assistance In 1630, he asked me to go to France and Spain War was raging and our country had to preserve its interests I went with the Duke of Lennox It proved a miserable experience to see so much poverty Plague was rife and danger everywhere In 1632, I was relieved to return to England King Charles I greeted me, saying he needed me Wherever he went, I had to be there On his hunting trips, I studied the deer carcasses Valuable information on anatomy was gained But there were many areas we did not understand One of them was how new life was created There were many theories Mine was that a female egg and a male sperm were required However, during my time it was hard to prove Indeed, as a new generation was born a new war started Trouble was brewing in the country The King had married a Roman Catholic in 1625 His new wife was French and it raised anxieties It was the start of continuing discontent Particularly of people in Scotland and Ireland Also, many in England were angry The King dissolved Parliament and ruled for 11 years © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 40 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Eventually, Civil War started The Cavaliers, directed by Oliver Cromwell, led the way Of course, all the conflict made it difficult for me As the King’s physician, I was deemed to be a Royalist In 1642, the King made me Warden of Merton College in Oxford Indeed, I was paid by him and protected his children I also aided families of many others During the Civil Wars, I treated people from both sides That did not stop a mob entering my house They wrecked the place and many scientific papers were lost It was all emotionally disturbing and I found it hard to sleep at night At the age of 67, I was no longer strong and old age lay before me Three of my brothers and my wife had died Was I the next to go?

Postscript Eradication of smallpox arrived in 1980 It was 184 years since Dr Jenner met Sarah Nelmes In the meantime, millions had been saved from the horror. © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 47 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Robert Koch 1843 – 1910 They said I came from nowhere Without a reputation, few would listen to me Some accused me of spreading false information But, I knew I had the truth I could save millions of people from an early death My research showed the cause of anthrax However, it was surprising that I was able to succeed Scientists with better facilities had not solved the problem Most leaders in the field had not heard of me The route I had taken into research was an unusual one My parents had 13 children, so home life was crowded Father was a mining engineer and we lived near the mine It was in the German Upper Harz Mountains, near Clausthal Education facilities in the village were limited By the age of five, I could read My parents were very surprised as I had not been to school Therefore, they did their best to help me develop Eventually, I gained entry to the University of Gottingen My views were influenced by Professor Henle He said infectious diseases were caused by living organisms However, proof was hard to find as they were so small Next, I went to study in Berlin before working in a Hamburg hospital However, the Franco-Prussian war commenced Being 27 years of age, I wanted to help our troops As a surgeon, I witnessed the horrible effects of battles Men were maimed and killed in vicious fighting I was fortunate to survive Many of my friends died Afterwards, I became a small-town doctor In Wollstein, I was a District Medical Officer During the day, I had many patients to see There was also a lot of paperwork But, research was my main interest I did that in my spare time during the evenings © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 48 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Robert Koch © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 49 Amazing Doctors and Nurses Trying to find the secrets of preventive medicine We lived in a four-room apartment So, there was not much space for laboratory equipment For many years, I searched for answers Gradually, I made progress I conducted research experiments at night in my home These were done after my normal work as a doctor The experiments were very dangerous I was working with lethal material There was no library to guide my research Nor was there a professional laboratory I worked by myself Only my wife, Emmy, knew what I was doing We had married in 1866, and Gertrude our daughter was born My wife provided me with a microscope for my research The anthrax virus was killing people Could I find the reason and a solution?

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