Important events in the history of Modern medicine

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  • X-ray is used in medicine for the first time

    X-ray is used in medicine for the first time
    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovers «the new light», x-ray is used in medicine few months later.
  • Electron Microscope is invented

    Electron Microscope is invented
    An electron microscope uses a beam of electrons to illuminate the specimen and produce a magnified image. Co-invented by Germans, Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska.
  • Penicillin is used in medicine

    Penicillin is used in medicine
    The Scottish scientist, Alexander Fleming discovered that Penicillin could be used in medicine and it is very important in modern medicine.
  • Epidemiology studies identified cigarette smoking as cause for lung cancer

    Epidemiology studies identified cigarette smoking as cause for lung cancer
    Sir Richard Doll was the first to link smoking with lung cancer. He was a British scientist.
  • The genetic material is described as a double DNA Spiral.

    The genetic material is described as a double DNA Spiral.
    James D. Watson and Francis Crick suggested what is now accepted as the first correct double-helix model of DNA structure in the journal Nature. They recieved the Nobel Prize for this.
  • First successful kidney transplantation was done

    First successful kidney transplantation was done
    The first successful kidney transplantation was performed. It was done in a hopital in Boston. Richard and Ronald Herrick were identical twins, but Richard was dying of kidney disease. Ronald donated one of his kidneys, and it was successfully transplanted into Richard. Because they were identical twins, the organ did not appear foreign to Richard's body, which did not reject it.
  • Medical ultrasonography is normal in diagnostics in medicine

    Medical ultrasonography is normal in diagnostics in medicine
    It was first applied to the human body for medical purposes by Dr. George Ludwig at the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland in the late 1940s. It was testet in many countries and was commonly used in digagnostics by 1979.
  • Magnetic renosanse image (MR) is commonly used in medicine

    Magnetic renosanse image (MR) is commonly used in medicine
    MRI is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structures. MRI makes use of the property of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to image nuclei of atoms inside the body.
  • Thrombolytic Treatment was first used to unclog veines of a heartattack patient,

    Thrombolytic Treatment was first used to unclog veines of a heartattack patient,
  • The Human Genome is indentified

    The Human Genome is indentified
    The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with a primary goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA, and of identifying and mapping the approximately 20,000–25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint.