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Unformatted text preview: World History Alexis Ditterline 5.04 Modern Science Assignment 1/18/18 Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccination Jonas Salk, a researcher that studied the flu and vaccinations, was devoted to finding a vaccination for polio. He found a vaccination, and in 1955 the vaccination was released to the public. Because of him, polio went from a major threat to a rare disease; nearly nonexistent today. Watson and Crick’s Discovery of DNA Structures James Watson and Francis Crick found the double helix shape of DNA in 1953. With this new understanding of DNA and genetics, this lead to even greater achievements. For example, with this new understanding, the project of discovering the entire human genome was underway in 1990. Thomas Edison’s Inventions Thomas Edison created the motion picture camera, the phonograph, the first commercially-successful light bulb, and the rechargeable nickel-iron battery. These are all important inventions because they were steps forward in practical science. They were also steps toward our modern life. Charles Richard Drew’s Blood Storage Because of Charles Richard Drew’s achievements with storing blood, it allowed for use of blood banks. With blood banks now being used, this allows for hospitals to rely on blood from blood banks for surgeries and emergency situations. Henry Ford’s Model T Henry Ford created the Model T car. It was the very first affordable automobile. Because of his Model T car, the automobile industry was able to start and turn into what it is today. This was a step toward our modern life. My Reasoning I put these scientific achievements in the order I did because I believe the vaccination of polio is the most important achievements in this lesson. Meanwhile, the creation and selling of Model T cars is a very important achievement, but less so than the others. This is why it is the last one of my top five. ...
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