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A Flashback on the Medicinal Gifts of Planet Earth

The world celebrated Earth Day on 22nd April 2020. Most of us are in our homes due to “social distancing” and miss going outside. Now we truly understand the importance of planet Earth’s bountiful nature. The earth has always provided for our needs. Before synthesizing medicine in our labs, we took help from the Earth. […]

Louis Pasteur

Timeline:  December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895 Place of study: École Normale Supérieure, Paris Famous for: His discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization  Germ theory of disease Producing the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax Awards:  Foreign Member of the Royal Society (1869) Legion of Honor Grand Cross (1881) Foreign […]

Lockdown Blues : How To Take Care Of Yourself

Nobody could’ve imagined the time we are currently living in. The entire world is on complete or partial lockdown, all because of a nearly invisible virus — the coronavirus. While it is easy to enjoy staying at home for a few days, the indoors can certainly start feeling ominous after a period of time. Being […]

Gerty Cori

Timeline:  August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957 Place of study:  University College, London, United Kingdom Karl-Ferdinands-Universität, Prague  State Institute for the Study of Malignant Diseases, New York. Famous for:  Investigating carbohydrate metabolism.   Discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen is broken down in muscle tissue into lactic acid and then resynthesized in the […]

Viruses 101: We Bet You Didn’t Know These Viral Facts

Viruses are practically invisible to the naked eye, but a type of it has the population of nearly 7 billion sitting quietly in their homes, social-distancing from each other. A large portion of the world today is in lock down, thanks to a very, very, very tiny thing called the coronavirus. While it’s easy to […]

Tuberculosis through the years..

Ever wondered why March 24 is celebrated as World TB Day? That’s because on this very day back in 1882, German microbiologist Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). At that time, one in every seven people living in the USA and Europe were dying due to […]

Joseph Lister

Timeline:  5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912 Place of study:  University College, London, United Kingdom Famous for:  Joseph Lister’s contributions paved the way for safer medical procedures.  His introduction of the antiseptic process dramatically decreased deaths from childbirth and surgery and changed the way the medical industry looked at sanitation and proper hygiene.  Awards:  […]

Karl Landsteiner

Timeline: 14 June 1868 – 26 June 1943 Place of study:  University of Vienna, Austria Famous for:  Karl Landsteiner revolutionized medicine when, in 1900-1901, he identified three major human blood types: A, B, and O, which led to safe blood transfusions and millions of lives being saved.  Later in his career, Landsteiner and his colleagues […]

Don’t You Know That I’m Rare?

World Rare Disease Day is celebrated on the last day of February. It was started in 2008 to raise awareness and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. Rare diseases are not as rare as we think and affect many individuals. Rare diseases are a difficult territory […]

Off the Shelf: 7 Books Doctors Should Read

Because they’ve read more than enough books while still in medical college, reading might not be an obvious hobby choice within doctors. But, learning is a life-long process and often, text books are not sufficient. We present to you a list of books that are a must-read for members of your profession (and which are […]