Health Education & Medical Training

Who Performed the First Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure where a tiny, flexible, hollow tube is placed into a blood vessel in the groin, arm, or neck leading into the chamber of the heart. This is often done for diagnostic and interventional purposes, but did you know who first performed this procedure? Dr. Werner Forssmann performed the first heart …

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Who Popularized the Use of Surgical Gloves?

Today, we are all well aware of the importance of using surgical gloves. We know that they serve as a protective barrier to prevent the transmission of diseases between a healthcare worker and their patient. But did you know who truly popularized their use? Caroline Hampton, a surgical nurse at John Hopkins, almost quit her …

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Can You 3D-Print A Human Heart?

Thanks to the ever-evolving technology of 3D-Printing, scientists have finally made a way to make their own organs and prosthetics for their patients. But did you know that a modified 3D printer made it possible? In 2019, a group of scientists from Tel Aviv University was able to print a human heart using a patient’s …

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Did Doctors Downplay Postpartum Infections?

The findings of physicians Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Philip Semmelweiss emphasized the need for cleanliness to decrease postpartum infections. The pair were faced with questioning and rejection from many esteemed medical practitioners. But were they right? Despite the studies done by Oliver Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweiss, the general disbelief of physicians to the significance …

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What Was the Longest Surgery and How Long Did It Take?

Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha are not just ordinary twins; they were conjoined at birth, with their heads fused. Doctors at the Singapore General Hospital now took on the role of saving these twins, devoting much of their time to separating their heads.  Aided by computer-imaging technology, a team of 20 doctors led by Dr. Goh …

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How Did Dr. John H. Kellogg Improve Administering Enemas?

The Kellogg brothers helped change the landscape of American nutrition, paving the way for the American standard of breakfast, which is cereals. This was despite their animosity towards one another. According to Dr. John Kellogg, most illnesses were caused by filthy bowels full of toxins from undigested food. To that purpose, he used a system …

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At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter.

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’ image copyrightAFP At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as …

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