History of Medicine

  • Jan 1, 910

    Persian physician Rhazes identifies smallpox

    Persian physician Rhazes identifies smallpox
  • Jan 1, 1010

    Avicenna writesThe Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine

    Avicenna writesThe Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine
  • Jan 1, 1249

    Roger Bacon invents spectacles

    Roger Bacon invents spectacles
  • Jan 3, 1489

    Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpses

    Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpses
  • Jan 3, 1543

    Vesalius publishes findings on human anatomy in De Fabrica Corporis Humani

    Vesalius publishes findings on human anatomy in De Fabrica Corporis Humani
  • Louis Pasteur identifies germs as cause of disease

    Louis Pasteur identifies germs as cause of disease
  • William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals

    William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek observes bacteria.

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek observes bacteria.
  • First vaccine developed for cholera

    First vaccine developed for cholera
  • Smallpox is eradicated

    Smallpox is eradicated
  • Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope

    Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope