History of Medicine Timeline

History of Medicine Timeline

History of Medicine Timeline
The dates, people and medical history and advances
Blood transfusions, Bacteria, Blood cells and inoculations
The First vaccines
Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
The first cardiac pacemaker and transplants
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    2600 BC The Egyptian Imhotep describes the diagnosis and treatment of 200 diseases  
    500 BC Alcmaeon of Croton distinguished veins from arteries  
    460 BC Birth of Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine begins the scientific study of medicine and prescribes a form of aspirin  
    300 BC Diocles wrote the first known anatomy book  
    280 BC Herophilus studies the nervous system  
    130 AD Birth of Galen. Greek physician to gladiators and Roman emperors  
    c60AD Pedanius Dioscorides writes De Materia Medica  
    910 Persian physician Rhazes identifies smallpox  
    1010 Avicenna writesThe Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine  
    1249 Roger Bacon invents spectacles  
    1489 Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpses  
    1543 Vesalius publishes findings on human anatomy in De Fabrica Corporis Humani  
    1590 Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope  
    1628 William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals which forms the basis for future research on blood vessels, arteries and the heart  
    1656 Sir Christopher Wren experiments with canine blood transfusions  
    1670 Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovers blood cells  
    1683 Anton van Leeuwenhoek observes bacteria.  
    1701 Giacomo Pylarini gives the first smallpox inoculations  
    1747 James Lind publishes his Treatise of the Scurvy stating that citrus fruits prevent scurvy  
    1763 Claudius Aymand performs the first successful appendectomy  
    1796 Edward Jenner develops the process of vaccination for smallpox, the first vaccine for any disease  
    1800 Sir Humphry Davy discovers the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide  
    1816 Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope  
    1818 James Blundell performs the first successful transfusion of human blood  
    1842 Crawford W. Long uses ether as a general anesthetic  
    1844 Dr. Horace Wells uses nitrous oxide as an anesthetic  
    1846 William Morton, a dentist, is the first to publish the process of using anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide  
    1849 Elizabeth Blackwell is the first woman to gain a medical degree from Geneva Medical College in New York  
    1847 Ignaz Semmelweis discovers how to the prevent the transmission of puerperal fever  
    1853 Charles Gabriel Pravaz and Alexander Wood develop the syringe  
    1857 Louis Pasteur identifies germs as cause of disease  
    1867 Joseph Lister develops the use of antiseptic surgical methods and publishes Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery  
    1870 Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur establish the germ theory of disease  
    1879 First vaccine developed for cholera  
    1881 First vaccine developed for anthrax by Louis Pasteur  
    1882 First vaccine for developed for rabies by Louis Pasteur

Koch discovers the TB bacillus
    1887 First contact lenses developed  
    1890 Emil von Behring discovers antioxins and develops tetanus and diphtheria vaccines  
    1895 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovers X rays  
    1896 First vaccine developed for typhoid fever  
    1897 First vaccine developed for Bubonic plague  
    1899 Felix Hoffman develops aspirin  
    1901 Karl Landsteiner introduces the system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups  
    1913 Dr. Paul Dudley White pioneers the use of the electrocardiograph - ECG  
    1921 Edward Mellanby discovers that lack of vitamin D in the diet causes rickets

Earle Dickson Invented the Band-Aid
    1922 Insulin first used to treat diabetes.  
    1923 First vaccine developed for diphtheria.  
    1926 First vaccine developed for whooping cough  
    1927 First vaccine developed for tuberculosis

First vaccine developed for tetanus.
    1928  Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin  
    1935 First vaccine developed for yellow fever

Percy Lavon Julian synthesized the medicines physostigmine for glaucoma and cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis
    1937 First vaccine developed for typhus

Bernard Fantus pioneers the use the first blood bank in Chicago
    1942 Doctor Karl Theodore Dussik publishes the first paper on medical ultrasonics - ultrasound  
    1943 Selman A. Waksman discovers the antibiotic streptomycin  
    1945 First vaccine developed for influenza  
    1950 John Hopps invented the first cardiac pacemaker  
    1952 Paul Zoll develops the first cardiac pacemaker
Jonas Salk develops the first polio vaccine
Rosalind Franklin uses X-ray diffraction to study the structure of DNA
    1953 James Watson and Francis Crick work on the structure of the DNA molecule  
    1954 Gertrude Elion patented a leukemia-fighting drug
Dr. Joseph E. Murray performs the first kidney transplant
    1955 Jonas Salk develops the first polio vaccine  
    1963 Thomas Fogarty invented the balloon embolectomy catheter  
    1964 First vaccine developed for measles.  
    1967 First vaccine developed for mumps

Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the first human heart transplant
    1970 First vaccine developed for rubella  
    1974 First vaccine developed for chicken pox  
    1975 Robert S. Ledley invents CAT-Scans  
    1977 First vaccine developed for pneumonia.  
    1978 First test-tube baby is born

First vaccine developed for meningitis.
    1980 Smallpox is eradicated  
    1981 First vaccine developed for hepatitis B  
    1983 HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is identified  
    1984 Alec Jeffreys devises a genetic fingerprinting method  
    1985 Willem J. Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine  
    1992 First vaccine developed for hepatitis A.  
    1996 Dolly the sheep becomes the first clone  
    2006 First vaccine to target a cause of cancer  
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