Germ Theory Of Disease: A Revolution in Medicine

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  • Dutch lens grinder Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope.

    The first microscope
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Around this time Hooke published the first drwing of cork cells.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek Discovers Organisims

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek Discovers Organisims
    Around this time Anton dicovered the existence of microorganisims
  • Edward Jenner develops a method to protect people from smallpox by exposing them to the cowpox virus.

    Edward Jenner develops a method to protect people from smallpox by exposing them to the cowpox virus.
    In his experiment, he uses the pus from a dairymaid's cowpox postule into scratches on the arm of his gardener's 8-year-old son, and then exposes him to smallpox six weeks later (which he does not develop). The process becomes known as vaccination from the Latin vacca for cow. Jenner is sometimes called the founding father of immunology.
  • Ignaz Semmelweis stops Childbed Fever

    Ignaz Semmelweis stops Childbed Fever
    Around this time Ignaz discovers that if you wash your hands before giving birth to a child it will most likely not get puperal fever.
  • Louis Pasteur Disproved Spontanues Generation

    Louis Pasteur Disproved Spontanues Generation
    Around this time Louis disproved that spontaneaus generation is not true when he did an expirriment with raw meat and flies.
  • Microbes can cause Infectious Disease

    Microbes can cause Infectious Disease
    Germs can cause infectious disease. Which can be spread by the spreading of microbes.
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    Around this time he discovered that microbes can be stopped from spreading with chemicals.
  • Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch establish the germ theory of disease.

    Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch establish the germ theory of disease.
    According to germ theory, a specific disease is caused by a specific organism. Before this discovery, most doctors believe diseases are caused by spontaneous generation. In fact, doctors would perform autopsies on people who died of infectious diseases and then care for living patients without washing their hands, not realizing that they were therefore transmitting the disease.
  • Pasteur successfully created a vaccine to rabies

    Pasteur successfully created a vaccine to rabies