History of medicine timeline

  • Jan 1, 1249

    Glasses invented

  • Jan 1, 1489

    Autopsy

    Autopsy
  • Microscope

    Microscope
  • Blood Cells discovered

    Blood Cells discovered
  • Anesthetic

    Anesthetic
  • Contact lenses

    Contact lenses
  • Stethescope

    Stethescope
    Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope
  • Pacemaker

    Pacemaker
  • Vaccine for measles

    Vaccine for measles
    First vaccine developed for measles.
  • Cancer Vaccine

    Cancer Vaccine
    First vaccine to target a cause of cancer