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Lecture 7

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Caroline Barakat

Mea sles History - origin of measles is unknown - Rhazes (900 AD) separat ed smallpox and measles - THOU GHT red rash represented the mo thers menstrual blood that accumulates in the womb - disease was welcomed - get rid of the poison in a child - 1670 with Thomas Sydenha m (father of clinical observation) described sons attack of measles - distinguished measles and smallpox - complications: crancum oris (noma: disease that leads to the destruction of tissu e around the mouth) and encephalitis (inflamm ation of the brain) viral encephalitis - develop duringafter infection with several viral illnesses - influenza , herpes, measles, mum ps, rubella, rabies, chickenpox and west nile nom a - dama ge cannot be reversed - rejec ted mo thers blood theory - 1757 Francis Home - infective nature of mea sles - succeeded in transmitting measles using blood from an infected child infectious stages - Peter Ludwig Panum 1846 - Danish - geographical location (17 isolated islands, Norw egian Sea & Nort h Atlantic Ocean halfway between Scotland and Iceland with population of 7800 ) - Danish visitor from Copenha gen - developed on boat
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