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Old 28-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #32
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Arrow Invented Disease

Originally Posted by mike martin View Post
I feel for you, my son was diagnosed with Aspergers about 3 years ago.

I sometimes wonder if it could have been full-blown autism if he had've had the jabs.

Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post

Leo Kanner (pronounced "Kahner"; February 29, 1896 – April 3, 1981) was an American psychiatrist and physician known for his work related to autism.. Kanner's work formed the foundation of child and adolescent psychiatry in the U.S. and worldwide..Kanner was born in Klekotow (now Klekotiv), a small village north of Brody (Galicia) in Austria-Hungary (now in Ukraine) to an orthodox JEWISH family.. He studied at the University of Berlin from 1913, his studies broken by service with the Austrian Army in World War I, finally receiving his M.D. in 1921. He emigrated to the United States in 1924 to take a position as an Assistant Physician at the State Hospital in Yankton County, South Dakota. In 1930 he was selected by Adolf Meyer and Edward Park to develop the first child psychiatry service in a pediatric hospital at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He became Associate Professor of Psychiatry in 1933..The Internet has helped autistic individuals bypass nonverbal cues and emotional sharing that they find so hard to deal with, and has given them a way to form online communities and work remotely.. Sociological and cultural aspects of autism have developed: some in the community seek a cure, while others believe that autism is simply another way of being...

The vaccine everyone was waiting for: Polio vaccine

Parents were scared of the polio epidemics that occurred each summer; they kept their children away from swimming pools, sent them to stay with relatives in the country, and clamored for an understanding of the spread of polio. They waited for a vaccine, closely following vaccine trials and sending dimes to the White House to help the cause. When the polio vaccine was licensed in 1955, the country celebrated and Jonas Salk, its inventor, was an overnight hero.

More vaccines followed during the 1960s: Measles, mumps, and rubella..

In 1963 the measles vaccine was developed, and by the late 1960s, vaccines were also available to protect against mumps (1967) and rubella (1969). These three vaccines were combined into the MMR vaccine in 1971..The Cow-Pock—or—the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!..James Gillray (13 August 1756 or 1757 – 1 June 1815), was an English caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810..He was born in Chelsea, London. His father, a native of Lanark, had served as a soldier, losing an arm at the Battle of Fontenoy, and was admitted, first as an inmate, and afterwards as an outdoor pensioner, at Chelsea Hospital. Gillray commenced life by learning letter-engraving, at which he soon became adept...

After passing the yellow fever virus through laboratory mice, Theiler found that the weakened virus conferred immunity on Rhesus monkeys. The stage was set for Theiler to develop a vaccine against the disease. But, it took him until 1937 for Theiler and his colleague Hugh Smith to complete the development of the 17-D vaccine. Because the Asibi strain from West Africa was particularly virulent, they had to go through more than a hundred subcultures. Between 1940 and 1947, the Rockefeller Foundation produced more than 28 million doses of the vaccine and finally ended yellow fever as a major disease. For this work Theiler received the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine...

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