Liz Janzen

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The first heart operation  A pioneering black surgeon steps into a medical no-man's-land.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/chi-chicagodays-heartoperation-story-story.html

A pioneering black surgeon steps into a medical no-man's-land.

Sterilizers. From Charles Truax’s The Mechanics of Surgery, ed. James M. Edmonson (1899; reprint ed., San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1988). Click to enlarge.

From Charles Truax’s The Mechanics of Surgery, ed. Edmonson reprint ed.

Forceps. From Charles Truax’s The Mechanics of Surgery, ed. James M. Edmonson (1899; reprint ed., San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1988). Click to enlarge.

Forceps. From Charles Truax’s The Mechanics of Surgery, ed. James M. Edmonson (1899; reprint ed., San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1988). Click to enlarge.

There was a time when all the pain alleviation involved in surgery was a little cotton wool in the surgeon's ears to keep the screams of the patient from hurting them. Fortunately, things have changed.

Scene believed to be a re-enactment of the demonstration of ether anesthesia by W. Morton on October Mr. Holman with surgeons: John Mason Warren, George Hayward, Solomon D. Townsend, John Collins Warren and James Johnson around man on operating table.

Fenestrated jacket for right dorsal curve, from Robert W. Lovett’s Lateral curvature of the spine and round shoulders, c. 1922.

Fenestrated jacket for right dorsal curve, from Robert W. Lovett’s Lateral curvature of the spine and round shoulders, 1922

Boy in Emerson respirator (iron lung) in Herman Keifer  Hospital, Detroit, Michigan,  due to polio.

pinner writes: Iron Lung for polio victems, we used to see a lot of these in old TV shows I actually saw some patients in iron lungs post-polio epidemic when a student nurse.

University Inventions That Changed the World: The Polio vaccine (pinterest.com/pin/287386019942413878/) was invented by Jonas Salk (pinterest.com/pin/287386019942867138/) at the University of Pittsburgh in 1955.

On April Jonas Salk announced to the world that he’d created an injectable vaccine against polio. Today, only three countries in the world have polio: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. India was removed from the list in

1916-1921: Margaret Sanger starts the first 'birth control' clinic in Brooklyn, NY and forms the American Birth Control League, the precursor to Planned Parenthood.

Margaret Sanger starts the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, NY and forms the American Birth Control League, the precursor to Planned Parenthood.

☞ MD ☆☆☆ A 'Vampire' sign outside an Army Blood Transfusion Service advanced blood bank in the Western Desert, 29 October 1942.

A 'Vampire' sign outside an Army Blood Transfusion Service advanced blood bank in the Western Desert, 29 October Chetwyn (Sgt)