History of Medicine

Timeline created by Kiyra
  • 500

    Alcmaeon of Croton

    Alcmaeon of Croton
    He distinguished veins from arteries
  • 910

    Smallpox was identified.

    Persian physician Rhazes identified smallpox
  • 1010

    Avicenna

    Avicenna
    he wrote The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine
  • 1010

    The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine

    Avicenna wrote The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine.
  • 1249

    Roger Bacon

    Roger Bacon
    He invests spectacles
  • 1489

    Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpses

    Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpses
  • Microscope

    Robert Hooke built one of the first reflecting microscopes.
  • Sir Christopher Wren

    Sir Christopher Wren
    Sir Christopher Wren experimented with canine blood transfusions
  • Blood cells were discovered

    Blood cells were discovered
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered blood cells
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek observes bacteria

  • Giacomo Pylarini

    Giacomo Pylarini
    He gave the first smallpox inoculations
  • The process of vaccination for smallpox started. This is the first vaccines for any disease

    Edward Jenner developed the process for this vaccination.
  • Stethoscope was invented

    Stethoscope was invented
    Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope
  • Dr. Horace Wells uses nitrous oxide as an anesthetic

  • First vaccine developed for cholera

  • The system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups was introduced

    The system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups was introduced
    Karl Landsteiner introduced the system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups
  • Insulin was first used to treat diabetes

  • The first vaccine was developed for diphtheria

  • Selman A. Waksman

    Selman A. Waksman
    Selman A. Waksman discovered the antibiotic streptomycin
  • First vaccine was developed for influenza

  • McLean researchers identify four types of brain abnormalities associated with abuse and neglect experienced in childhood.

  • Paul Ridker

    Paul Ridker
    He found that C-reactive protein predicts the chances of developing heart disease, leading to new guidelines for predicting cardiovascular disease.
  • First vaccine to target a cause of cancer

  • Heart disease deaths drop by 40%

  • Human Genome Discoveries

  • Period:
    500
    to
    Dec 31, 1300

    Middle Ages

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1301
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

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    Modern Word

  • Period: to

    21st Century