History of Medicine

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  • Jan 1, 754

    First Pharmacy

    The first pharmacy was established in Baghdad in the year 754.
  • Aug 31, 900


    discovered the difference between small pox and Measles.
  • Jan 1, 1000


    christian monasteries founded to treat the ill.
  • Jan 1, 1315

    Anatomy and Dissection

    In the year 1315 the Italian physician Mondino de Luzzi conducted a public dissection for his students and his spectators. The following year he would write Anathomia Corporis Humani, which is considered the first example of a modern dissection manual and the first true anatomical text.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Jacoba Felicie

    Jacoba Felicie
    Frenchwoman Jacoba Felicie tries to practice medicine but is denied.
  • Scientific Method

    Scientific Method
    The use of the scientific method begins.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Reflective microscope.
  • Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek describes bacteria.
  • Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon uses microscope to discover plague fleas.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    The Small Pox vaccine, The first successful vaccine to be developed was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796.
  • William Morton

    William Morton
    William Morton invents the anesthetic.
  • John Snow

    John Snow
    John Snow stops outbreak of cholera.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Discovered the first rabies vaccine
  • X-ray

    Before x ray machines were invented, broken bones, tumors and the location of bullets were all diagnosed by physical examination and a doctor's best guess. Patients paid the price of these approaches. Then on November 8th of 1895, a German physics professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen made a remarkable discovery.
  • 1900-1909

    Bubonic Plague hits San Fransisco
  • Earle Dickinson

    Earle Dickinson
    Earle Dickson was employed as a cotton buyer for the Johnson & Johnson when he invented the band-aid in 1921. His wife Josephine Dickson was always cutting her fingers in the kitchen while preparing food. At that time a bandage consisted of separate gauze and adhesive tape that you would cut to size and apply yourself.
  • 1930-1960

    First HMO insurance.
  • Salk

    Salk discovers Polio vaccine.
  • 1980

    WHO declares smallpox eradicated.
  • Steve Thomas

    Steve Thomas used sterile maggots for infectious wound treatment.
  • 2004

    The completion of the Human Genome Project identified a complete set of DNA, which allows for new and completely individualized medications and treatments.
  • Gardasil

    Gardasil a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer approved by the FDA
  • 2007

    Scientists discover how to use human skin cells to create embryonic stem cells.
  • 2009

    The first FDA approved implanted AbioCor artificial heart placed in a patient on June 24. Patient died on August 23.
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    -500 BCE
    Dec 31, 1500

    Middle Ages

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    Jan 1, 1501


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    Industrial Revolution

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    Modern World

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    21st Century