Mark Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Texas Tech University. Following, he earned his medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Thompson came to Kansas City to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he completed his residency in radiation oncology. His residency focus included: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Interstitial Brachytherapy, and Transperineal Prostatic Brachytherapy. One of the highlights of his residency included six months spent at the Seattle Prostate Institute with Dr. John Blasko. Dr. Thompson joined Kansas City Cancer Center East as a Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Thompson is board certified in radiation oncology. His professional interests include Prostatic Brachytherapy (prostate seeds). He is a member of ASTRO (American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology).

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How does the Botox make us younger?

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In today’s article, we will look at the history of the world-known brand – Botox. This treatment allows every woman to be always attractive and get rid of wrinkles once and for all!

For today, Allergan company produces Botox in the US in city Irvine, California. Cosmetologists, who buy botox are always satisfied with the treatment results. According to the statistics of the surveyed cosmetologists in the US, most doctors buy botox online.

How does the Botox make us younger?

In the middle of the 19th century, the German poet Justinus Kerner, who became famous for his romantic poetry, but was a doctor by the education, first described the symptoms of botulism.
As Kerner said, the incident was allegedly concerned with sausage poisoning. The patients had such symptoms as:

  • Heaviness in the chest
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain when breathing

He noticed these symptoms at the musicians, who played on the funeral. The paralysis of their muscles began after they ate the sausage at the memorial dinner. Whereupon, three out of five musicians died.

Shortly after this event, Professor of Microbiology from Belgium, Emile Van Ermengem named poisonous substance as botulinum. He chose such calling, because from the Latin word “botulus” means “sausage”.

This story was also interested for two scientists Dr. Alan Scott and Dr. Edward J Schantz. Both of them established different goals for using Botox. Scott in the 1960-70s tried to use this substance for the patients to treat strabismus, and Schantz wanted to use it for creating biological weapons. Alan Scott called this substance Oculinum and in 1989 it was recognized as a medical drug for strabismus and blepharospasm.

In 1991 Allergan company received a license from Dr. Scott for product manufacturing, and in 1992 acquired the rights and changed the name from Oculinum to Botox.

Allergan’s competitors wanted to displace the company from the market, but they were not able to develop their neurotoxin-based drugs. Since then, Allergan has been the leading pharmaceutical company.

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