Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video, designed for young adults, is one of a six-part series that examines the many developments and inventions that have changed life in the 20th and 21st century. An area that has witnessed incredible changes is medicine. Even 50 years ago, the use of anesthesia was unheard of. Diseases that once killed millions have been eradicated. Heart transplants and hip replacements were once the stuff of science fiction and are now commonplace. Major killers like heart disease and cancer are coming under the dominion of pioneering scientists. Archival footage and video clips of actual medical procedures help tell the story.
inventor, medical, medicine