Category: Medical

The Red Cross and the Prisoners of War Relief

Wartime shifts relationships, from the personal to the political, drastically. The history of medical shipping not only depends upon technology, devices, and research, but it also depends on relations in and between countries. During wartime, everything is thought of in terms of alliances and enemies, loyalty and treason. The medical world, though, has an interesting…
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Ebola Virus at 108,000 Magnification

International Medical Shipping and Ebola

When the Ebola breakout became international news in 2014, all areas of the medical field tried to respond as quickly as possible. International shipping opens up delivery of materials from places that have them to those that require them. However, to ship proper materials we have to cater to diseases’ particularities. Something like Ebola, transmitted…
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Hospital Ships in WWII

When we think of international shipping, we think of supplies being flown overseas or delivered by boat, but wartime shifts relationships between (and within) countries. In war, medical shipping works overtime both because people from their own country are themselves being shipped around in the military, and because of all the various kinds and severities…
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Lab technician writing on clipboard

The Critical Aspects of Medical Shipping

Sending medical materials requires a sensitivity toward those materials to ensure safe, intact delivery. The ability to ship anatomical things such as stem cells, blood, or tissue opens up amazing possibilities in the medical world: people and businesses can help one another from larger distances, whether domestically or internationally. To ship those things requires sharp,…
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Man Getting MRI

How Medical Machines are Changing

Technology tries to keep up with science in the medical field. That is, as science searches for how to define particular diseases, what to look for, and how to cure them, technology must find new ways to look for those diseases and how to recognize that they might be present in a patient. For a…
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