Medical History Timeline

Timeline created by wolisa95
In History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Pinhead gunpowder tea
Oct 6th, 1040
Gunpowder Invented The Chinese invented gunpowder as early as the 9th century, but the first found written formula for it was discovered in 1040. Gunpowder lead to gunshot wounds which gave way to new medical treatments.
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Oct 6th, 1440
Printing Press Invented Invented by Johannes Gutenberg, the printing process was now perfected which made for an easy, fast, and efficient way to print many copies of a document at ones. Made books possible and more knowledge was shared.
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Oct 5th, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was a world famous artist who also ended up dissecting dead people and drawing out the way the body looked on the inside. This lead to better understanding of the way the human body works.
Apr 1st, 1578
William Harvey Born in 1578 and died in 1657described the circulation of blood to and from the heart during his lifetime.
300 Anton Von Leeuwenhoek Known as the father of microbiology, he invented the microscope. He is also famous for his research on single celled organisms.
Mercury thermometer Gabriel Farenheit He was a physicist, engineer, and glass blower who ended up inventing the mercury thermometer and naming it after himself.
113793977 ddea8c5ae6 Benjamin Franklin Most known for discovering electricity, Benjamin Franklin also created the "bi-focal" in 1784.
Edwardjennerwos Edward Jenner In 1796 he developed a vaccine for smallpox by experimenting with cow pox.
Batteries Chemical Batteries Invented Alessandro Volta developed the chemical battery in 1800 which is still around today, used in many small technological devices, especially in the medical field.
Littmann master classic ii stethoscope  63667 zoom Rene Laennec He invented the stethoscope in 1816 which led to better diagnosis of heart problems.
220px florence nightingale cdv by h lenthall Florence Nightingale Born in 1820, Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing. She established a nursing school in 1860.
200px robertkoch cropped Robert Kock Born in 1843, Robert Koch developed the culture plate metiod to identify pathogens in his lifetime. He's also well known for isolating the tuberculosis bacteria.
Elizabeth blackwell Elizabeth Blackwell She became the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the U.S. and she also was the one who inspired Nightingale to go into nursing which led to the care of many mentally ill patients.
01 mendel pu Gregory Mendel First experimented heredity by observing pea plants and went on to discover and establish the patterns of heredity.
Sigmund freud loc Sigmund Freud He studied the effects of the unconscious mind on the body. He helped to develop the practice of psychology and psychiatry because he was determined the mind and body work together.
Cow female black white Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur developed the process of pasteurizing which elimnated the dangerous disease-causing bacterias in milk which led to safer drinking.
Plastic medical packaging Plastic Invented The first plastic was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862 when he presented it in London. Plastic is now used in many different types of medical equipment and/or supplies; ie: prescription bottles, breathing tubes, hospital beds.
250px dix dorothea loc Dorthea Dix Most known for work in the battlefield as an Army nurse. She also is famous for working with mentally ill patients.
Icrc0001 Clara Barton Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 which aids people in donations of blood, food, and money.
225px joseph lister 1902 Joseph Lister He was an English surgeon who was the developer of antiseptic surgery and was one of the first people to believe in sterilizing medical equipment, preventing the spread of serious diseases and bacterias.
Corynebacterium Antitoxins Invented Emil Von Behring discovers the antitoxins and works with them and uses them to aid in his development of different vaccines for diptheria and tetanus.
Roentgen William Roentgen William Roentgen discovered X-Rays in 1895.
Marie%20curie Marie Curie Isolates Radium Also known as the "mother of modern physics" Marie Curie discovered how to isolate radium in 1910.
G2raptor5 First Successful Helicopter The helicopter was invented in 1784 by French inventers, but was perfected by Igor Sikorsky and in 1910, the helicopter had its first successful flight. This eventually lead to air lifts to hospitals with more advanced care.
Gas ma1 Gas Mask Invented James Bert Garner invented the modernized gas mask back in 1915 when he was told about the tear gas droppings in Britain during World War 1.
1 Alexander Fleming In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered and developed Penicillin, the most popular and widely used antibiotic.
1954 home computer Electronical Computers Developed This was when the world's first electronical computers were developed and actually worked. This is an important social event because today in the medical field, patient's critical health information can be stored on these computers and found with ease.
Polio vaccine Albert Sabin Created an oral version of the polio vaccine and was proven more efficient than Salk's injectional vaccine.
225px wisdom cover1 Jonas Salk Polio was considered the most frightening disease at the time and Salk was able to come up with a vaccine to prevent this dreadful ailment in 1952.
Gem 03 img0326 Christian Barnard Performed the world's first successful human to human heart transplant.
Baby First Test Tube Baby Louise Joy Brown was the first ever successful test tube baby through invitro fertilization and was born in Great Britain.
Cellphone battery Cell Phones Become Popular Cell phones were already invented in Japan in the 70's, but they didn't become worldwide until 1983. The cell phone is an important social event that deals with the medical field because these days in an emergency people call 911 with their cell phones, making the rescue much faster than if one had to run to a standard land line before calling for help.
Gene therapy Gene Therapy Diseases are treated by the insertion of genes into cells and tissues of a person, in hopes of beating the hereditary diseases.
Dolly195px First Mammal Cloned "Dolly" the sheep was the first mammal to successfully be cloned. She was "born" in 1996 and lived until 2003.
Cell research Bush Votes Against Stem Cell Research Bush believed that stem cell research crossed a "moral boundary" and used his veto power to vote against the bill allowing the research in the United States.