History of health care

Timeline created by Quintana97
  • 200

    Galen Tracheotomy

    A surgery in which you make a incision on the aspect of the neck, and opening a direct airway through to the trachea.
  • Sep 8, 900

    Discovered the difference between smallpox and measles.

    Rhazes relized something had to be done to forget out the two awful dieases, He did several clinical experience observations in several hospitals and came up with his conclusion of the two diseases this way.
  • Oct 9, 900

    To cure the common toothache

    If your tooth hurt the way to cure was to burn a candle near the tooth that hurt and hold a cup under your mouth, and the worms that were attacking your tooth would fall out into the cup and you would be cured.
  • Jun 12, 1100

    common illness

    To cure the common cold people were told a pilgrimage to a holy shrine to show your love for god would cure you of all illness.
  • Sep 9, 1300

    Islamic Hopitals

    they cared for the sick and had many foreign influences. They also believed Allah had a treatment and idea for every disease they came across. Around the ninth century is when they started to come up with medication of there own through scientific anylasis.
  • Nov 11, 1340

    Black Plague

    The plague was to kill 2/3rds of englands populaton, This was because of how dirty everything was back then, there were things like human ficeses lying around everywhere. And trash around the town, things like this were a big contributor to the black plague.
  • Period:
    Jan 19, 1350


  • Dec 6, 1400

    Jacoba Felicia was denied to practice medicine.

    Many male docotrs stood against women trying to be in the medical feild saying that only men were to be studying the medical feild, But jacoba was a midwife who was practicing medicine without a license which can be very dangerous. Jacoba was very well known in paris for practicing illegaly. She was very smart even thoe she didn't have her license she cured alot of patients that licensed doctors didn't.
  • Start of the scientific method

    There is no one person who created it, which it was not really "invented" but "noticed". Aristotle was one of the worst to have written records of the scientific method. In our modern culture Galileo is generally credited with being the father of the scientific method.
  • Surgery

    Surgery was mostly practiced by barbers, who used the same tools, It was very very painful. and the wound managment was not very good.
  • William Harvey

    Was an English Doctor who was known for his contibute to the heart and blood movment.he is credited as the first person in the Western world to give quantitative arguments for the circulation of blood around the body.
  • Robert Hooke Refelective Telescope

    Robert Hooke was perhaps one of the most important scientists from the 17th century. His research and findings were normally over shadowed bu sir isacc newton, He was always seeking answers to questions and always creating new scientific instuments.
  • Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek describes bacteria

    Also reffered to as the father of microbiology, he discovered bacteria for thr first time. He discovered the germ called protozoa, Although, he did not have much education or a scientific background, He was the first to discover bacteria, and was practically the first microbiologist.
  • Fransic bacon uses microscope to discover plague fleas

    Bacon was the one who found the first reasoning for the black plague and from this discovery this is how they started to learn more about the plague, And from there they learned how to keep the plague from reacurring which was to keep the enviorment cleaner so that no more bacteria could grow.
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    Industrial Revolution

  • Edward Jenner Discovered 1st vaccination

    He was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. It is said that his work has saved more lives than any other human. He is often called the father of Immunology.
  • Ignaz Semmelweis shows importance of hand washing

    He discovered that when people do not wash their hands that is when germs are spread, That theory became huge around the world, it was one of the most important discoverys made in history it put a stop to alot of disease and sickness spread.
  • Robert Koch discovery of pathogens

    Koch attended the University of Göttingen, where he studied medicine graduating in 1866. he then became a district surgeon in Wollstein, where he built a small laboratory Equipped with a microscope. One of Koch’s teachers at Göttingen had been the anatomist and histologist Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle, who in 1840 had published the theory that infectious diseases are caused by living microscopic organisms.
  • Louis pasteur pasteurization of milk

    His discovery is one of the most important discoverys in medical history, He discovered that most infecious dieases are caused by germs. He also discovered the pateurization of milk a process by which harmful microbes in perishable food products are destroyed using heat, without destroying the food.
  • Bubonic plague hits San Francisco

    Bubonic plague, or "the black death," had raged throughout Europe and Asia over the past centuries. In the twentieth century, it came to America. In the summer of 1899, a ship sailing from Hong Kong to San Francisco had had two cases of plague on board. The plague eventually ended but many people died.
  • Jospeh LIster practice of medical Asepsis

    He was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Lister successfully introduced carbolic acid which is now known as phenol, to sterilise surgical instruments and to clean wounds,
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    21st Century

  • Salk Discovers pollo vaccine

    Two polio vaccines are used throughout the world to combat, he first was developed by Jonas Salk through the use of HeLa cells and first tested in 1952. alk came to La Jolla following a career in clinical medicine and virology research.
  • Who declares smallpox eradicted

    Smallpox was transmitted from person to person via infective droplets during close contact with infected symptomatic people.
    The last known natural case was in Somalia in 1977. Since then, the only known cases were caused by a laboratory accident in 1978. It was declared eradicated in 1980 following a global immunization campaign led by the World Health Organization.
  • AZT is used to combat AIDS

    drug used to delay development of AIDS. AZT is only active against HIV when the virus is replicating into proviral DNA. This is because the active compound of AZT, known as zidovudine 5-triphosphate, has a high attraction for an enzyme called reverse transcriptase,
  • Managed health care growth in unisured

    To what extent have increases in managed care affected the provision of care for the uninsured by local health departments. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh analyzed whether managed care has: 1) diverted Medicaid revenues away from LHDs, reducing their cross-subsidization and provision of care for the uninsured.
  • Steve Thomas used sterile maggots for infectious wound treatment.

    The recent resurgence and reintroduction of maggot therapy stems from the steep rise in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and the need for an effective non-surgical method of wound debridement. How maggots combat clinical infection in wounds has been studied intensely over the years. Several mechanisms have been suggested, including simple mechanical irrigation of the wound.
  • Gardasil a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer

    Most cervical cancers are caused by the sexually transmitted infection human papillomavirus. immunization, however, could reduce the impact of cervical cancer worldwide.Gardasil can prevent genital warts and anal cancer in women and men.