Medical Advancements

  • John Hunter

    John Hunter
    From: Long Calderwood, Scotland
    Contribution: A surgeon who made many discoveries in surgery and medicine
    Died: October 16, 1793
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    From: Berkely, Gloucestershire
    Contribution: Pioneer of smallpox vaccine
    Died: January 26, 1823
  • Humphry Davy

    Humphry Davy
    From: Penzance, England
    Contribution: Discovered alkali and alkaline earth metals
    Died: May 29, 1829
  • René Laennec

    René Laennec
    From: Quimper, France
    Contribution: Invented the Stethoscope
    Died: August 13, 1826
  • James Simpson

    James Simpson
    From: Bathgate, West Lothian
    Contribution: Discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use.
    Died: May 6, 1870
  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale
    From: Florence, Tuscany
    Contribution: Founder of modern nursing
    Died: August 13, 1910
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    From: Dole, France
    Contribution: French chemist and microbiologist
    Died: September 28, 1895
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    From: Upton, England
    Contribution: Founded antiseptic medicine
    Died: February 10, 1912
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    From: Clausthal, Kingdom of Hanover
    Contribution: Founder of modern bacteriology
    Died: May 27, 1910
  • Wilhelm Röntgen

    Wilhelm Röntgen
    From: Rhine Province, Germany
    Contribution: Created X-Rays
    Died: February 10, 1923