Health Care Inventors. Mallory Langford,. Ambroise Pare. French surgeon. Born in 1510. Died on Dec. 20, 1590
Health Care Inventors
Who is he?
• Robert Koch born on December 11 1843 – 27
May 1910 died from a heart attack
• His real name is Heinrich Hermann Robert
• He was a German physician.
He also developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens
Born: June 14, 1868. Died: June 26, 1943
He discovered three of the four basic blood types( a,b,ab, and o) in the late nineteenth century. He also discovered, in 1901, that if you mixed the wrong blood types together, you die, which in his time was done often before his discover.
He discovered both of these by experimenting with blood samples from the college hospital he went to in Vienna.
The purpose of the discovery was so that blood transfusions could be done safely, because in his time, it was considered very dangerous to do blood transfusions. It was only done as a last resort.
This discovery was very beneficial to society because every two seconds, in America alone, someone needs a blood transfusion. He made it a safe, and practical choice.
We have learned from this discovery that blood transfusions are safe and that they should not be done as a "last resort" as it was commonly thought of in his time.
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