Medical Advances in History

By Valon S
  • Zacharius Jannssen

    Zacharius Jannssen
    A Dutch lens grinder invents the microscope.
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    Published An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and the Blood in Animals.
  • Sir Christopher Wren

    Sir Christopher Wren
    Administered medications intravenously by means of an animal bladder attached to a sharpened quill. Wren also experimented with animal blood transfusions.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Refines the microscope and fashions nearly 500 models. He then discovers blood cells, and observes animal and plant tissues and microorganisms.
  • James Lind

    James Lind
    A Scottish naval surgeon, discovers that cirtus fruit can prevent scurvy. He publishes A Treatise of the Scurvy in 1754, identifying the cure for this common and dangerous disease of sailors.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Created a vaccination for smallpox by making the body immune to the cowpox virus.
  • Sir Humphry Davy

    Sir Humphry Davy
    Discovers the antesthetic properties of nitrous oxide, even though it would not be used for 45 years after the discovery in a dentists office.
  • Rene Laennec

    Rene Laennec
    He invented the stethoscope.
  • James Blundell

    James Blundell
    British obstetrician is the first to perfom a successful human blood transfusion.
  • Crawford W. Long

    Crawford W. Long
    An Anerican surgeon uses ether as an general antesthetic during surgery.