founder of the American red cross in 1881

  • 100


    begain public health and sanitation systems
  • 400


    the chinese used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion
  • Jan 1, 1000

    medical school

    medical school
    the first medieval medical school in the cosmopolitan coastal south Italian city of Salerno, which provided the most important source of medical knowledge in Western Europe at the time. Arabic medical treatises, both those that were translations of Greek texts
  • Jun 1, 1300

    dark ages

    dark ages
    emphasis was placed on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
  • Jan 1, 1400


    earliest people known to maintain accurate health records
  • Jan 1, 1487

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    An artist who used dissection to draw the human body
  • Willam harvey

    Willam harvey
    an English physician, who described completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart, though earlier writers had provided precursors of the theory.
  • hippocrates

    an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of Western medicine
  • anton von l

    anton von l
    Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch tradesman and scientist from Delft, Netherlands. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist
  • gabrial Fahrenheit

    gabrial Fahrenheit
    a German physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer and the mercury thermometer and for developing a temperature scale now named after him.
  • Benjamin Fraklin

    a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity
  • Edwar Jenner

    Edwar Jenner
    an English physician and scientist from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, who was the creator of the smallpox vaccine
  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale OM, RRC was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers
  • Dorthea Dix

    Dorthea Dix
    an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases.
  • ignaz semmelweise

    ignaz semmelweise
    Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    a German physician. He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis, the Tuberculosis bacillus and Vibrio cholerae and for his development of Koch's postulates
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    founder of American red cross
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister OM, FRS, PC, known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • William Roentgen

    William Roentgen
    a German physicist, who, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901
  • sir Alexander Fleming

    sir Alexander Fleming
    was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.
  • blood types

    blood types
    major blood types were identified by Karl Landsteiner
  • Gregory Mendel

    Gregory Mendel
    a German-speaking Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the new science of genetics.
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud
    He went on to develop theories about the unconscious mind and the mechanism of repression, and established the field of verbal psychotherapy by creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient (or "analysand") and a psychoanalyst
  • marie curie

    marie curie
    Isolated Radium

    Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, The American Health Information Management Association is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals.
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first polio vaccine.
  • Albert Sabin

    Albert Sabin
    was an American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine.
  • Tissue cloning

    Tissue cloning
    biologic substitutes that can restore and maintain normal function.
  • Rhazes

    an arab phyisican who befan the use of animal gut for suture material