Medical Events

Timeline created by chakravue
  • 400

    Dark and Middle Ages

    Beginning of the Dark and Middle Ages
  • Jan 1, 1400

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The Start of the Renaissance
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Rebirth of Science

    The Renaissance stimulated medical practice just as it did all other european intellectual pursuits. Physicians and scholars began to scientifically study medicine.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    End of Dark and Middle Ages

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Made books possible and knowledge was shared, was "information superhightway" of its day.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Andreas Vesaluis and Leonardo Da Vinci

    dissected human bodies and made the first anatomical drawings. these helped in understanding the organs and systems of the human body.
  • William Harvey

    Described the circulation of blood and the pumping of the heart.
  • The Renaissance

    The end of the Renaissance
  • Anton Von Leeuwenhoek

    Invented the microscope
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Vaccination for smallpox (which is related to cowpox)
  • Rene Laennec

    Rene Laennec
    Invention of the stethoscope
  • Ignaz Semmelweis

    Identified the cause of maternal infections and institued hand wa shing. Medical students would deliver babies after coming from the cadaver lab without washing their hands, causing the death of many newborn babies and mothers. *he died from a cut during an autopsy*
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    She became the first woman to qualify as a doctor in U.S. Inspired Florence Nightingale to pursue nursing.
  • Clara Barton

    "Angel of the Battlefield" She established the American Red Cross.
  • Joseph Lister

    First doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery to prevent infection in the incision.
  • Florence Night

    Florence Night
    Started the first school of nursing during the Crimean War and made nursing an honorable profession.
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    "Father of Microbiology", he discovered many disease-causing organisms- anthrax, tuberculosis, cholera.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Rabies vaccine proved that microorganisms casued disease and discovered that heating milk prevented the growth of bacteria (pasteurization).
  • Wilhelm Roentgen

    Wilhelm Roentgen
    Discovered x-rays, allowed doctors to see insdie the body to discover what was wrong with the patient.
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud
    Stuied the efffects of the unconscous mind on the body. He determined that the mind and body work together. Hist studies were the basic of psychology and psychiatry.
  • Alexander Fleming

    Discovered penicillin, the first antibiotic. this was considered one of the most important discoveries in the twentieth century.
  • Albert Sabin

    Creator of the oral polio vaccine, which was more effective than Salk's vaccine.
  • Christain Barnard

    Performed the world's first heart transplant surgery
  • Louise Brown

    Louise Brown
    First Successful "test tube" baby born in Great Britain.
  • Tissue cloning

    Tissue cloning
    The process of creating an identical copy of an original. Dolly the sheep was cloned.
  • Gene Theapy

    Insertation of genes into an individual's cells and tissues to treat a disease, and hereditary disease in particular.
  • Advanced Body Imaging

    Diagnostic and screening medical procedures specifically developed to promote health and wellness.
  • Period:

    Medical History

    History of Medicine and Medical discoveries.