History of Medicine

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  • Oct 17, 659

    First Tooth filling

    The first use of a substance for tooth fillings, which was made up of silver and tin.
  • Jun 20, 900


    discovered difference between small pox and measles
  • Oct 15, 1140

    Medical License introduced

    Medical License introduced
    Roger of Sicily forbade anyone from practicing medicine without a license, indicating that doctors were clearly under some form of regulation.
  • Jul 18, 1289

    Medical school at Montpellier founded

    Medical school at Montpellier founded
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Cesarean sections

     Cesarean sections
    The first written record of having both a mother and baby surviving a cesarean section.
  • Nov 10, 1527


    one of the prime movers in the shift away from superstition and dogma in medicine, causing Renaissance physicians to rethink how they approached illness.
  • Aug 9, 1550

    Ambroise Paré

    one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology, and a pioneer in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine,
  • De Motu Cordis was published

    detailed analysis of the overall structure of the heart, going on to an analysis of the arteries, showing how their pulsation depends upon the contraction of the left ventricle
  • Bacteria and protists were first observed with a microscope

  • Albrecht von Haller

    Albrecht von Haller
    best known for demonstrating the relation of symptoms to lesions and, in addition, he was the first to isolate the chemical urea from urine. He was the first physician that put thermometer measurements to clinical practice.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Discovered a way to cure small pox by using cow pox on people
  • smallpox vaccination became compulsory in Britain.

  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    He called these germs because they were
    germinating, or growing. His theory was that these
    germs were causing the decay.
  • "Germ Theory" was published

  • the bacteria which caused anthrax, a disease in cattle, sheep and sometimes humans.

  • the wife of the British king took control of the nursing unit of the British army

  • Robert Koch

    He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

     Elizabeth Blackwell
    the first woman to formally study and practice medicine in the United States.
  • Linda Richards

    Linda Richards
    the first professionally trained American nurse.
  • bombardment was first diagnosed by British Army doctors

  • the International Human Genome Project released a rough draft of the human genome to the public.

  • Artificial liver was invented

    Artificial liver was invented
  • Abiocor artificial heart invented

  • Ortho McNeil invented birth control patch

    Ortho McNeil invented birth control patch
  • Dr. Ian Frazer

    Dr. Ian Frazer
    developed HPV vaccination
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    Dec 31, 1500

    Middle Ages

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1501


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    Industrial Revolution

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    Modern World

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    21st Century