Helath history

Carly Frick Health Care History

  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Era

    Primitive Era
    This time period lasted from 4000 BC to 3000 BC
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive

    • Believed that illness and disease were caused by supernatural spirits.
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive

    • Trephining was used to treat insanity.
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive

    • Tribal witch doctors treated illnesses
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive

    • The average lifespan was about 20 years
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive

    • Herbs and plants were used as medicines
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    Ancient Egyptians
    This time period lasted from 3000 BC to 300 BC
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    • first known to maintain accurate health records
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    • Called upon Gods to heal them when disease occurred
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    • Used magic and medical plants to heal
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    • The average lifespan lasted about 20 - 30 years
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    • Leeches were used to open clogged blood channels
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    Ancient Chinese
    This time period lasted from 1700 BC to 220 BC
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    • Began search for medical reasons for illness
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    • The average lifespan was about 20 - 30 years.
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    • Recorded a pharmacopoedia of medications based mainly on the use of herbs
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    • Used Acupuncture to relieve pain
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220 BCE

    Ancient Chinese

    • Monitored pulse to determine the condition of the body
  • 1501 BCE

    16th and 17th Century

    16th and 17th Century
    This time period lasted from 1501 to 1700.
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1650 BCE

    Renaissance

    • The average lifespan was between 30 - 40 years
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1650 BCE

    Renaissance

    • Rebirth of science
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1650 BCE

    Renaissance

    • First book on die-tics was written
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1650 BCE

    Renaissance

    • Dissection of the human body began to get a better understanding of anatomy and physiology.
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1650 BCE

    Renaissance

    • Development of printing press allowed knowledge to spread to others
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    Ancient Greeks
    This time period lasted from 1200 BC to 200 BC
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    • Began modern medical science by observing the human body and effects of the disease
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    • Lifespan lasted about 25 -35 years
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    • Believed illness is a result of natural causes
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    • Used massage, art therapy, and herbal treatments
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks

    • Stressed diet and cleanliness as ways to prevent disease
  • 800 BCE

    Middle Ages

    Middle Ages
    This period lasted from 800 AD to 1400 AD
  • Period: 800 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Middle Ages

    • The average lifespan was 20 - 35 years
  • Period: 800 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Middle Ages

    • Renewed interest in medical practice of Greeks and Romans
  • Period: 800 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Middle Ages

    • Major diseases were smallpox, diphtheria, tuberculosis, typhoid, plague, and malaria.
  • Period: 800 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Middle Ages

    • Based diagnosis of observations of signs and symptoms of diseases
  • Period: 800 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Middle Ages

    • Began to obtain knowledge at medical universities
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    Ancient Romans
    This time period lasted from 753 BC to 410 AD
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    • Diet and exercise medications treat disease
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    • The average lifespan lasted about 25 - 35 years
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    • Began public health and sanitation systems
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    • First to organize medical care by providing care for injured soldiers
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    • Dissected animals and determined function of muscles, kidney, and bladder.
  • 400 BCE

    Dark Ages

    Dark Ages
    This time period lasted from 400 AD to 800 AD
  • Period: 400 BCE to 800 BCE

    Dark Ages

    • Prayer treated disease
  • Period: 400 BCE to 800 BCE

    Dark Ages

    • Monks and priest provided care to the ones who were sick
  • Period: 400 BCE to 800 BCE

    Dark Ages

    • Herbal mixtures were used as medicine
  • Period: 400 BCE to 800 BCE

    Dark Ages

    • The average lifespan was 20 - 30 years
  • Period: 400 BCE to 800 BCE

    Dark Ages

    • Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and the study of medicine was prohibited
  • 1350

    Renaissance

    Renaissance
    This time period lasted from 1350 AD to 1650 AD
  • Period: 1501 to

    16th and 17th Century

    • Causes of disease was still not known
  • Period: 1501 to

    16th and 17th Century

    • First successful blood transfusion on animals performed in England in 1667
  • Period: 1501 to

    16th and 17th Century

    • Scientific societies were established
  • Period: 1501 to

    16th and 17th Century

    • The average lifespan was between 35 - 45 years
  • Period: 1501 to

    16th and 17th Century

    • Apothecary's were made
  • 18th Century

    18th Century
    • This time period lasted from 1701 to 1800
  • Period: to

    18th Century

    • The average lifespan was between 40 - 50 years
  • Period: to

    18th Century

    • Developed vaccination for smallpox
  • Period: to

    18th Century

    • Discovered an oxygen element
  • Period: to

    18th Century

    • Bifocals for glasses came out
  • Period: to

    18th Century

    • the first mercury thermometer was made
  • 19th Century

    19th Century
    • This time period lasted from 1801 - 1900
  • Period: to

    19th Century

    • The average lifespan was 40 - 60 years
  • Period: to

    19th Century

    • Bacteria causing gonorrhea were discovered and identified
  • Period: to

    19th Century

    • Aspirin was introduced
  • Period: to

    19th Century

    • Royal college of surgeons founded in London
  • Period: to

    19th Century

    • First federal vaccination legislation enacted in 1813
  • 20th Century

    20th Century
    • This time period lasted from 1901 to 2000
  • Period: to

    20th Century

    • The average lifespan was 60 to 80 years
  • Period: to

    20th Century

    • the first heart and lunch machine was used
  • Period: to

    20th Century

    • First liver transplant was done in 1964
  • Period: to

    20th Century

    • First lung transplant was done in 1964
  • Period: to

    20th Century

    • A sheep was cloned in 1997
  • 21st Century

    21st Century
    • This time period started in 2001 and will end 2100
  • Period: to

    21st Century

    • Adult stem cells were used in the treatment of disease early in the 2000s
  • Period: to

    21st Century

    • First totally implantable artificial heart was placed in a patient in 2001
  • Period: to

    21st Century

    • Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize Euthanasia in 2002
  • Period: to

    21st Century

    • Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer was approved in 2006
  • Period: to

    21st Century

    • Vaccine to prevent herpes zoster was approved in 2006