"In science, credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs."—Francis Galton .History of Medicine Panyia

  • Oct 1, 1440

    The Invention of the printing press

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing presst. It’s a machine that transfers lettering or images by contact with various appearance of liquid onto paper or similar material. The device is used for printing many copies of a text on paper. The invention of the printing press made it easier for people to get access to books.
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    William Harvey is famous for having accurately described how blood circulates around the body and the pumping of the heart.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Edward Jenner discovered the vaccination for smallpox. He did this by taking fluid form a cowpox pimple on one of the dairymaids hands and immunized an eight year old boy. After six weeks, Jenner exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not develope any symtoms.
  • Licensed Medical Practitioners

    Licensed Medical Practitioners
    The first licensing laws were passed in the US, in New York, called the Medical Practices Act.
  • Invention of the Sthethoscope

    Invention of the Sthethoscope
    Rene Laennec invented the sthethoscope which was the most reliable and useful tool available for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Introduction to handwashing

    Introduction to handwashing
    Ignas Semmelweiss identified the cause of maternal infections and introduced hand washing. He said that doctors should wash their hands before they treated patients. Ignas died from a cut during a autopsy.
  • "Father of Genetics"

    "Father of Genetics"
    Gregory Mendel established the patterns of heredity which became the basis of modern theory of genetics.
  • "The Father Of Modern Surgery"

    "The Father Of Modern Surgery"
    Surgeon Joseph Lister was the first to use antiseptic during surgery to pervent infection in the incision, in which a germ killing substance is applied to wounds during an operation.
  • "Angel of the Battlefield"

    "Angel of the Battlefield"
    Clara Barton risked her life when she was nearly 40 years to supplyand support soldiers in the field during the Civil War. At age 60, she founded the American Red Cross in 1881 and kept it going for the next 23 years.. Her understanding of the needs of people in suffering and the ways in which she could provide help to them lead her throughout her life.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Louis Pasteur developed a vaccine for rabies. Rabies vaccine proved that microorganisms caused diseas and discovered that heating milk prevented the grouth of bacteria.
  • Wilhelm Roentgen

    Wilhelm Roentgen
    He discovered x-rays. The discovery allowed doctors to see inside the body. Diagnostic tools, such as microscope, thermometer were also invented.
  • Aspirin

    Aspirin has been the most popular drug of all time.
  • The Invention of the Automobile

    The Invention of the Automobile
    Henry Ford comopleted the construction fo his first automobile, in 1893 and in 1903 he founded the Ford Motor comopany. Automobiles made it easier and faster to get around town, and to the hospital.
  • Discovery of Radium

    Discovery of Radium
    Marie Curie discovered Radium and many other key elements.
  • Penicillin

    Alexander Fleming dicovered the first antibiotic drug, Penicillin. Penicillin was often described as a miracle drug. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections.
  • Great Depression

    People during the Great Depression developed illness.
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    The act expanded the government's power to fight problems such as an upsurge of cheap, east to get medical devices, which were promoted at the expense of reputable medicine.
  • National Childbirth Trust

    National Childbirth Trust
    Many advances were made in the management of pregnancy and childbirth. Which included the ability to induce labour and the use of epidurals to ease difficult pregnancies.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    Elizabeth Blackwell
    Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to qualitfy as a doctor in the U.S which inspired Florence Nightingale to purse her nursing career.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    Jonas Salk was the first person to develop a successful vaccine. He developed a process using formalin, a chemical that killed the whole virus. Soon after, a massive testing of the vaccine in clinics and hospital in the United States and parts of Canada,
  • Albert Sabin

    Albert Sabin
    Albert Sabin developed the oral polio vaccine fiand it was rst used in about 100 million children in Europe.
  • Invention of the microscope

    Invention of the microscope
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek developed a way for people to see beyond the boundaries of the naked eyes. He invented the Microscope.
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    He discovered an altered polio virus vaccine.
  • Worlds First Heart Transplant Surgery

    Worlds First Heart Transplant Surgery
    Professor Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on the third of December 1967. The patient only lived for 18 days and ending his life due to pneumonia.
  • First test-tube baby

    First test-tube baby
    Louise Brown was the world's first sucessful test-tube baby born.
  • AIDS recognized

    AIDS recognized
    AIDS first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Drug suppy

    Drug suppy
    Federal controls over the drug supply began when Congress required the U.S Customs Serivice to stop entry of poorly drugs from overseas.