Historical health picture

Lindsey Williams & Health Care History

  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Primitive Time Period Health Care
    Tribal witch doctors treated illnesses with ceremonies, so they could "drive out the demands". Lead humans to realize that in the future, that this does not work effectively.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Primitive Time Period Health Care
    Used herbs and plants as medicines. Examples of these medicines include morphine and digitalis.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Primitive Time Period Health Care
    First started performing trepanation and trephining. This is the process in which a person surgically removes a piece of bone from the scull.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Primitive Time Period Health Care
    Believed that illnesses and diseases were punishments from God.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Primitive Time Period Health Care
    Since this was just the start of medicine and health care techniques being used, the average lifespan of a human was only about 20 years.
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE

    Primitive Time Period Health Care

    Occurred: 4000 B.C. - 3000 B.C.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care
    Earliest people known to start and maintain accurate health records.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Career

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Career
    The people would use bloodletting or leeches to "unclog" the channels within the human body. This was a type of medical treatment that they used.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care
    The physicians or doctors during this time frame were priest who studied medicine and surgery.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care
    The average lifespan of an individual was 20-30 years that lived during this time period.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care

    Ancient Egyptian's Period Health Care
    Earliest developed of the art of splinting fractures (broken bones).
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 300 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    Time Period: 3000-300 B.C
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care
    During this time, people started to monitor the pulse to determine the condition of a human body.
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care
    Recorded a pharmacopoeia of medications based on the use of herbs
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care
    Used acupuncture, or puncture of the skin by needles, to relieve pain and congestion
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care
    Used moxibustion to treat diseases. This is a powdered substance is placed on the skin and then burned to cause a blister.
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care
    During this time period, the average lifespan of an individual was about 20-30 years.
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 220

    Ancient Chinese Period Health Care

    Time Period: 1700 B.C. - 220 B.C.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    Began modern medical science by observing the human body and effects of disease
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    During this time, an organized method to observe the human body was created by Hippocrates.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    During this time, signs and symptoms started to be recorded and linked to many diseases. This idea was thought of by Hippocrates.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    During this time, the idea of if an individual stressed their diet and cleanliness, could prevent diseases.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    In the Ancient Greek Period, the average life span was about 25-35 years of age.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care
    The brain was concluded to be the physiological site of senses within the Ancient Greek Period. This fact was concluded by Alcmaeon.
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 200 BCE

    Ancient Greek Period Health Care

    Time Period: 1200 B.C. - 200 B.C.
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care
    First to organize medical care by providing care for injured soldiers
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care
    Early hospitals developed when physicians cared for ill people in rooms in their homes
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care
    Began early public health and sanitation systems such as creating aqueducts to carry clean water to the cities and building sewers to to carry waste materials away from cities.
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care
    Claudius Galen, a physician during this time period, established medical beliefs. Some of these beliefs consist of that body is regulated by four fluids or humors and he described symptoms inflammation and studied infectious diseases.
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care
    The average lifespan of a person who lived during this time period was 25-35 years.
  • Period: 753 BCE to 410

    Ancient Romans Period Health Care

    Time Period: 753 B.C. - 410 A.D.
  • 400

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Dark Ages Health Care
    Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and the study of medicine was prohibited
  • 400

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Dark Ages Health Care
    Prayer was used to treat illness and disease
  • 400

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Dark Ages Health Care
    Monks and priest provided custodial care for sick people
  • 400

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Dark Ages Health Care
    Medications were mainly herbal mixtures
  • 400

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Dark Ages Health Care
    The average life span of a period living during this period was about 20-30 years.
  • Period: 400 to 800

    Dark Ages Health Care

    Time Period: 400 A.D. - 800 A.D.
  • 800

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Middle Ages Health Care
    Arabs started to begin requiring physicians to pass examinations to obtain licenses
  • 800

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Middle Ages Health Care
    Physicians began to obtain knowledge at medical universities in the 9th century
  • 800

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Middle Ages Health Care
    Arab physicians used their knowledge of chemistry to advance pharmacy during this time
  • 800

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Middle Ages Health Care
    Rhazes, an Arab physicians during this time period, based diagnosis on observations of the signs and symptoms of disease.
  • 800

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Middle Ages Health Care
    The average life span during this time period was about 20-35 years old.
  • Period: 800 to 1400

    Middle Ages Health Care

    Time Period: 800 A.D. - 1400 A.D.
  • 1350

    Renaissance Health Care

    Renaissance Health Care
    Dissected the body to have a better understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • 1350

    Renaissance Health Care

    Renaissance Health Care
    Development of the printing press allowed knowledge to be spread to others about health care more efficiently
  • 1350

    Renaissance Health Care

    Renaissance Health Care
    First anatomy book was published by Andreas Vesalius during this time period
  • 1350

    Renaissance Health Care

    Renaissance Health Care
    First book on dietetics was written by Isaac Judaeus during this time period
  • 1350

    Renaissance Health Care

    Renaissance Health Care
    The average life span of a person who lived during this time period is about 30-40 years old.
  • Period: 1350 to

    Renaissance Health Care

    Time Period: 1350 A.D. - 1650 A.D.
  • 1500

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care
    Ambroise Pare, a French surgeon during this time period, established the use of ligaments to bind arteries and stop bleeding.
  • 1500

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care
    Gabriel Fallopius identified the fallopian tubes in the female and described the tympanic membrane in the ear.
  • 1500

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care
    William Harvey described the circulation of blood to and from the heart during this time period
  • 1500

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope during this time period
  • 1500

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care
    The average life span of a person during this time period was bout 35-45 years.
  • Period: 1500 to

    16th and 17th Centuries Health Care

    Time Period: 1500- 1699
  • 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    18th, 19th, 20th,  & 21st Century Health Care
    Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first mercury thermometer during this time period.
  • 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    18th, 19th, 20th,  & 21st Century Health Care
    Joseph Priestley discovered the element of oxygen during this time period.
  • 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    18th, 19th, 20th,  & 21st Century Health Care
    John Hunter, an English surgeon during this time period, established scientific surgical procedures and introduced tube feeding.
  • 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    18th, 19th, 20th,  & 21st Century Health Care
    Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals for gasses during this time period.
  • 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    18th, 19th, 20th,  & 21st Century Health Care
    The average life span of a person who lived during this time period was 40- 50 years.
  • Period: to

    18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Health Care

    Time Period: 1700 A.D. - 2017 A.D.