People were living and working in constant filth and germ infested environments during the Industrial Revolution, so health was an everlasting issue. Diseases and sickness couldn't be stopped, controlled or maintained, and their technology and methods of curing diseases weren't well developed. With the coming of the second Industrial Revolution, more weapons to fight disease were discovered and administered.
Since technology was beginning to grow, so did the number of weapons doctors had to overcome diseases. The X-ray, discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen, was a key part in diagnosing medical problems faster and with more accuracy. Edward Jenner was one of the most important men in the history of medicine. His ideas of vaccinations gave birth to the most effective way of prevention. Although painful to have it administered, it can save your life. Jenner noticed that people whom contracted cowpox, which was a milder for of the deadly smallpox disease, usually didn't come down with smallpox. His discovery paved the way for vaccinations of deadly diseases. Louis Pasteur, a French scientist, devised a way to slowly heat milk to ferment the milk more slow to kill the germs. Many more discoveries were made, including antiseptics and the germs that cause over 11 diseases. The contributions made during the second Industrial Revolution saved countless lives in their time and the future.Back to Top
Life During Industrial Revolution -- TransportTeam ID: C0116084