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Final History - Theodor Schwann(1810-1882 Studied under...

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Theodor Schwann (1810-1882)- Studied under Muller at Berlin were he focused on nervous and muscular tissue. In 1838, He published his own articles on his study of the structures of cells in the skin, cartilage, bones, and blood. The beginnings of the germ theory can be traced to the work Schwann did on the study of digestion and the importance of pepsin. Also made principle claim to cell theory. Germ theory of disease- The concept that microorganisms spread disease through rapid reproduce. Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) was the first to perform experiments with microorganisms and disproved the concept of spontaneous generation and the observations of Semmelweis (1818-1865) in the work place, proved that living microorganisms could be spread by human contact. Robert Koch was the first scientist to devise a series of proofs used to verify the germ theory of disease known as Koch’s postulates. They were first used in 1875 and are still used today. Flexner Report- The Flexner Report is a book-length study of medical education in the United States and Canada , written by the professional educator Abraham Flexner and published in 1910 under the Carnegie Foundation . The report made change to the curriculum requirements, as well as the making it mandatory for the government to give permission to begin a medical school. This report led to the closing to many medical school and decreased the number of graduates for years to come. American Medical Association- Robert Koch (1843-1910)- Born in western Poland and studied at the U. of Gottingen. Performed anthrax experiments on sheep and other farm animals to help show proof of the germ theory. He devised his own equipment and in 1876 he was asked to perform his experiments and research on anthrax. With his research he developed Koch’s postulates.
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