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Timeline small square Microscope Invented Hans and Zacharias Janssen, Dutch lenses grinders, made the first microscope by placing two lenses in a tube.
Timeline small square Electrocardiogram Invented British physiologist Augustus Waller invents the electrocardiogram.
Timeline small square First X-Ray Taken Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen took an X-ray photograph of his wife's hand. It clearly revealed her wedding ring and her bones.
Timeline small square Artificial Heart Developed O.S. Gibbs developed an artificial heart while working at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. It consisted of two bellows within a round brass container.
Timeline small square First Pacemaker Implanted Arne Larsson received the first implanted pacemaker.
Timeline small square CAT Scan Invented The CAT scan was invented by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack in 1972. High-resolution images are taken which improve the diagnostic capabilities.
Timeline small square MRI First Used Raymond V. Damadian invented the MRI. The first images showed a clear image of the heart, lungs and chest wall.
Timeline small square First Robot Assisted Surgery The robot was developed by a team led by Dr. James McEwen and Geof Auchinlek, in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Brian Day. It was used for the first time in Vancouver, BC, Canada.