Understanding human anatomy, and how to diagnose and treat illnesses, has changed dramatically from ancient to modern times. This collection features people whose medical breakthroughs helped to save millions of lives.

Medicine Chapters

Dementia even haunts individuals who have the infliction when they are safe in bed.

Albert Schweitzer wins the Nobel Prize and, after his death, accolades pour in for him.

Dr. Schweitzer returns to Africa after WWI, but then war comes to Africa.

When building materials arrive at Lambarene, Albert Schweitzer designs a new hospital which incorporates its cultural setting and needs.

Albert and Helene Schweitzer arrive at Lambarene, their new home in Gambon.

Medicine Learning Tasks

Examining how words and their meanings affect tone

Integrating and evaluating multiple sources of information

Analyzing different media versions of a topic

Develop The Topic With Details

Determine Meaning of Terms

Medicine Audios

Still preparing for college, Helen attended the Cambridge School for Young Ladies.

For two years, as Helen continued her college-prep work, she studied at the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York.

Even though she'd made great progress, Helen was frustrated because she could not speak.

As a child of the South, Helen had not experienced snow before the winter of 1889.

Helen visited the Perkins Institute for the Blind in May of 1888.

Medicine Audio Narrations

When he was just a toddler, Spencer West had both legs amputated just above his knees.

Spencer West grows up with parents who believe in him and tell him that he can be whatever he wants to be.

Spencer West has never let his loss of legs slow-down his life.

America's first president had all sorts of trouble with his teeth. Listen to "George Washington and His False Teeth."

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