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Bio 233: Microbial Survey - Week 1 Notes

by: Becca LeBoeuf

Bio 233: Microbial Survey - Week 1 Notes Biology 233

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Here are the first week of notes for bio 233! I will be uploading notes for this class weekly!
Microbiology survey
Teri Shors
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Becca LeBoeuf on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Biology 233 at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh taught by Teri Shors in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 262 views. For similar materials see Microbiology survey in Biology at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.


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Date Created: 02/06/16
Week 1 Notes:    The American Civil War (1861­1865)  ● Civil War Medicine:  ○ Birth of medicine.  ○ More soldiers died of disease than battle wounds.  ○ Doctors + nurses lacked training.  ○ Disposing of bodies + animals posed a public health threats.  ○ Dead buried on site.  ○ Bodies were not shipped home.  ○ Learned a lot about amputation.  ● Pre Germ Theory:  ○ Soiled bandages were re­used.  ○ Instruments were not sanitized and were re­used.  ○ Surgeons places laudable puc from one wound to another.  ○ Almost every soldier had a staph infection.  ○ There were no vaccines.  ● Factors Contributing To Infectious Disease (caused by microbes and germs):  ○ Unsanitary conditions of the camps, battlefields, and abandoned plantations.  ○ Spoiled food and bad hygiene.  ○ Fly infested latrines by cooking tents.  ○ Concurrent illness.  ○ Dietary deficiencies (malnutrition) resulting in immunosuppression.  ○ Polluted waterways.  ○ Overcrowding.  ○ Migration of troops.  ○ Unburied bodies and animals.  ○ Limited medical treatment.  ○ Emancipation of slaves.  ● 5 Medical Innovations Of The Civil War:  ○ 1. Life saving amputations: cut as far away from the heart as possible.  ○ 2. The anesthesia inhaler.  ○ 3. Closing chest wounds.  ○ 4. Facial reconstruction.  ○ 5. Beginning of plastic surgery.  ○ And ambulance to ER system.  ● Imported disease​: someone brings disease from another country.  ● Incubation period​ 21 days (average: 8 to 10).  ● R­nought​: how many more people are going to get it.  ● Most contagious pathogen i​easles​. 


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