Medical History

Timeline created by KynslieFarris
  • 500

    Bian Que

    Became the earliest physician known to use acupuncture and pulse diagnosis.
  • 754


    The first pharmacy to be established was in Baghdad.
  • 910


    Persian physician Rhazes identifies smallpox
  • 1242

    Ibn an-Nafis

    Suggested that the left and right ventricles of the heart are separate and discovers the pulmonary circulation and coronary circulation.
  • 1315

    Mondino de Luzzi

    Mondino de Luzzi
    Conducted a public dissection for his students and spectators.
  • 1508

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Copernicus started his own celestial model which contained the Sun rather than Earth in the center of the universe.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Discovered blood cells
  • Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
    Invented the first mercury thermometer, which is still used to this very day.
  • James Lind

    Publishes his book, "Treatise of the Scurvy", stating that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital

    The Nations first hospital, "to care for the sick, poor and the insane running who were wandering the streets of Pennsylvania."
    - Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin
  • Blood Transfusion

    British obstetrician James Blundell performs the first successful transfusion of human blood.
  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale
    Worked to formalize nursing education, founded modern nursing
  • Huntington's Disease

    Was first recognized as an inherited disorder.
  • Rabies

    First vaccine developed for rabies
  • First Electric Hearing Aid

    First Electric Hearing Aid
    Created by Miller Reese Hutchinson, was made out of a carbon transmitter so it could be portable.
  • Elizabeth Garret Anderson

    Became the first female doctor; co-founder of London School of Medicine for Women
  • Health Care

    The price of health care begins to increase, making it difficult for the middle class to afford.
  • Percy Lavon Julian

    Percy Lavon Julian
    Synthesized the medicines physostigme and glaucoma and cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Christiaan Barnard

    Christiaan Barnard
    Professor Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky who died 18 days later from pnemonia.
  • CS-3000

    The first automated blood and cell separator.
  • Bio-Artificial Liver

    Dr. Kenneth Matsumara and Alin Foundation invented the artificial liver by designing a device that utilizes animal liver cells.
  • First Telesurgery

    First Telesurgery
    Was performed by Jacques Marescaux
  • Cancer

    First vaccine to target a cause of cancer.
  • Liver Grown from What?!

    Liver Grown from What?!
    First human liver that was grown from stem cells in Japan.
  • Ebola Outbreak

    The outbreak in West Africa was the largest in history, known to have affected 28,616 and killing 11,310.
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    Dec 11, 1500

    The Middle Ages

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    Jan 1, 1501


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    Industrial Revolution

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    Modern World

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    21st Century