Tree Man. Born with an immune system disease Not what causes the growths! Infected by a virus, & couldn’t fight the virus. Dede Koswara Update (Tree Man). In 2008, Dede underwent surgery & doctors cut off 13lbs. of warts/decaying matter using an electric saw.
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Sickle Cell vs. Normal Red Blood Cells
Rickets is the softening of bones in children due to deficiency of vitamin D, phosphorus, or calcium. This can lead to fractures or deformity.
This woman has goiter, which causes her neck to become enlarged. It is caused by an iodine deficiency.
Down Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome 21 (trisomy 21).
May is National PKU Awareness Month.
Brown Recluse Spider
Tapeworms are parasites that can live in our intestines!
An excess or deficit of 1 of the humors could influence a person’s health or personality.
Bloodletting is the withdrawal of small quantities of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness & disease.
Many believed that a woman’s menstrual cycles were meant to cleanse the body of bad humors!
Listerine mouthwash was named after him in 1879!
Dr. Koch is considered to be the founder of Microbiology!
There is a crater on the moon named after him, the Koch Crater!
How do they spread?
A protist, Plasmodium, causes Malaria!
The Rabies Virus is transmitted from an infected animal’s saliva with a bite wound. It causes inflammation of the brain.
The common cold is an endemic caused by a virus!
This is Dr. John Snow’s map of the Cholera outbreak.
Pasteurization is used on wine, beer, & milk to prolong the shelf life.
Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin, a widely used antibiotic, during WWII.
Edward Jenner gave the 1st successful vaccination in 1796 (against smallpox).