Friday, August 15, 2014

Little Known Medical Supplies And Health Facts

Did you know?!

- The sphygmomanometer, which is an instrument for measuring bloodpressure, was invented by Samuel Von Basch in 1881.  The instrument was a rubber bulb filled with water that restricted blood flow in the artery.  A mercury column was then connected to the bulb that would then translate the pressure required to obscure the pulse into millimeters of mercury. 

- Andrejs Muiza patented the first modern walker (Walking Aid) in the United States after World War II, he emigrated from Latvia to Nashville, Tennessee.   

- A Michigan Man was pushed in his wheelchair pinned to the grille of a semitrailer for 4 Miles and was unhurt.  Read Full Article Here:  

- According to the University Of Utah Health Care;

  • Your heart beats 100,000 times a day

  • Your feet have 500,000 sweat glands

  • An adult human is made up of 7 Octillion Atoms

  • Your nose can recognize 50,000 different odors

  • People shed 600,000 skin particles every hour

  - Interesting facts about Massage Therapy

  • Massage has been found depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings.
  • It has been mentioned in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian texts.
  • The Greek physician Hippocrates who is considered the father of medicine describes the practice of anatripis as “rubbing up.”

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