Encyclopedia of World Scientists 2v by Elizabeth H Oakes

By Elizabeth H Oakes

Encyclopedia of global Scientists, Revised version is a various and finished two-volume choice of biographies of scientists. This crucial paintings comprises attention-grabbing tales of approximately 1,000 scientists - virtually half whom are girl - who've contributed considerably to their fields. All medical disciplines are represented, in addition to all sessions of historical past way back to four hundred BCE. With greater than a hundred new entries and greater than two hundred pictures and illustrations, this revised version highlights how scientists have triumph over ambitious stumbling blocks whereas in pursuit of significant achievements that experience without end altered our knowing of the area. whereas this set brings jointly an array of famous and lesser recognized scientists, delivering the elemental biographical info in their lives, the point of interest is on their paintings, with their medical achievements offered in daily language that makes even the main advanced ideas obtainable. the well known medical "greats" of background are featured, besides modern scientists whose paintings is simply verging on greatness. between those are many minority scientists who've frequently been excluded from related books. Entries are prepared through box, by way of state of start, by means of nation of significant medical task, and via 12 months of start. Entries comprise: Charles Babbage; Clara Barton; George Washington Carver; Anders Celsius; Johannes Kepler; Eleanora Bliss Knopf; Mathilde Krim; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek; Rita Levi-Montalcini; Carl Linnaeus; Barbara McClintock; Margaret Mead; Louis Pasteur; Kate Olivia periods; Mary Edwards Walker; and, Karl Ziegler

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Apgar turned her attention to the new specialty of anesthesiology instead. She was only the 50th physician certified as a specialist in administering painkilling and sleep-inducing drugs during surgery. Being a woman was no problem in the field, since anesthesia had previously been given by nurses, most of whom were women. Apgar began teaching at Columbia’s medical school in 1936, and she became the school’s first professor of anesthesiology and first woman professor in 1949. Beginning in 1938 she was also clinical director of Presbyterian Hospital’s 24 ARBER, AGNES ROBERTSON Virginia Apgar, who developed the Apgar Score System for testing the health of newborns immediately following birth (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) anesthesiology department.

C. Evidence suggests that he traveled to Alexandria, where he studied mathematics under the successors of euclid. He returned to Sicily, which was under the rule of king Hieron II, supposedly a relative or at least a friend (Archimedes dedicated The Sand-Reckoner to Hieron’s son, Gelon). In this late text Archimedes contrived a notation system for very large numbers, and in another text, Measurement of the Circle, he estimated the value of pi as 22/7, a relatively accurate figure. However, his applications of mathematical concepts proved even more profound than his abstract realizations.

A combined score of 0 indicates a very healthy baby, whereas a low score warns of problems needing immediate treatment. After 33 years at Columbia, Virginia Apgar surprised her colleagues by going back to school. In 959 at the age of 49, she earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. At this same time the charity organization called the National Foundation-March of Dimes, founded to help children with polio, was changing its focus to birth defects, which affect 500,000 children born in the United States each year.

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