Timeline of medicine and medical technology

Important Discoveries in History

  • Jan 1, 910

    Small Pox

    Small Pox
    Persian Physician Rhazes Identifies small pox
  • Period: Jan 1, 910 to

    Time Span

  • Jan 1, 1489

    Disections of Humans

    Disections of Humans
    Leonardo da Vinci started disecting corpses to learn more about them.
  • Blood cells

    Blood cells
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovers blood cells
  • Basis for research on body parts

    Basis for research on body parts
    William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals which forms the basis for future research on blood vessels, arteries and the heart
  • Causes of Diseases

    Causes of Diseases
    Louis Pasteur identifies germs as cause of disease
  • Typhoid Fever

    Typhoid Fever
    First vaccine developed for typhoid fever
  • Blood Types

    Blood Types
    Karl Landsteiner introduces the system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups
  • No More Small Pox

    No More Small Pox
    Smallpox is eradicated
  • Kidney Machine

    Kidney Machine
    Willem J. Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine
  • Cancer

    First vaccine to target a cause of cancer