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Milestones in the history of diabetes mellitus: The main contributors.
In 1921, Frederick Banting and Charles Best extended Minkowski's and Mering's experiment, and isolated insulin from pancreatic islets and administrated to patients suffering from type 1 diabetes, saving thus the lives of millions and inaugurating a new era in diabetes treatment. Expand
Headaches in antiquity and during the early scientific era
The evolution of ideas on headache symptoms from antiquity through the 19th century is presented, which spans a timeline of nearly 9,000 years and set the basis for scientific research. Expand
Blood pressure measurement: lessons learned from our ancestors.
The profound observations of William Harvey (1578-1657), in blood circulation and the progress of physical science laid the foundation for the development of the Iatrophysical School that contributedExpand
From miasmas to germs: a historical approach to theories of infectious disease transmission.
From miasma to germ theory, the evolution of conceptions in infectious disease transmission is traced, from the unproved theories of contagiousness up to the revolutionary germ theory of disease transmission. Expand
Aretaeus of Cappadocia and the first description of diabetes
The name Aretaeus of Cappadocia has been linked with diabetes more than that of any other physician of antiquity, his texts forming a sophisticated synthesis of the previous knowledge on this diseaseExpand
Mary Mallon (1869-1938) and the history of typhoid fever
Mary Mallon was a healthy carrier of Salmonella typhi whose nickname of “Typhoid Mary” had become synonymous with the spread of disease, as many were infected due to her denial of being ill. Expand
Galen's (130-201 AD) Conceptions of the Heart.
Galen's erroneous theory of blood circulation, based on the inaccurate notion that venous blood passes through tiny pores in the heart's septum, moves from the right ventricle to the left, and is mixed with inhaled air from the lungs, blocked any new ideas in this field for more than 1500 years. Expand
Georges-Paul Dieulafoy (1839-1911) and the first description of “exulceratio simplex”
The first description of “exulceratio simplex” that bears his name is presented, which is a triad for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and a bridge between internal medicine and surgery. Expand
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794) and the birth of respiratory physiology
Lavoisier's work on respiration is of great historical significance as it represents the first effort to measure human respiratory gas metabolism contributing significantly to the development of respiratory physiology. Expand
Giovanni-Battista Morgagni (1682-1773): creator of pathological anatomy.
  • G. Androutsos
  • Art, Medicine
  • Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the…
  • 2006
The great anatomist Giovanni-Battista Morgagni by his major textbook De Sedibus is the creator of pathological anatomy and the one who rendered this new discipline an indispensable specialization ofExpand