Medical History

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Medical School

    Medical School
    The first school of medicine established in Salema, Italy.
  • May 13, 1110


    Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Public Hygiene instituted

    Public Hygiene instituted
    First strict measures for control of public hygiene instituted
  • May 20, 1310

    Both Shoes

    Shoes are made for both right and left feet.
  • Jan 1, 1315

    First Dissection

    First Dissection
    The first dissection is performed on a human corpse by Mondino de Liuzzi that was recorded.
    Before that, dissection was only legal on executed criminals for educational purposes.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Midwife Regulations

    Midwife Regulations
    First recorded regulations for midwives are made up.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    North America Discovered

    John Cabot discovers parts of North America.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Dissection and Drawing the Human Body

    Dissection and Drawing the Human Body
    The artist Leonardo Da Vinci teamed up with a doctor by the name of Marcantonio della Torre and dissected as much as 30 males and females in 30 years while drawing their anatomy.
  • Blood circulation

    Blood circulation
    Blood circulation was first described.
  • Bacteria Discovered

    Bacteria Discovered
    Bacteria was first discovered.
  • Law Requires License

    Law Requires License
    First law requiring licensed medical practitioners is created.
  • Obstetrics Seperates

    Obstetrics Seperates
    Obstetrics established as a separate branch of medicine.
  • First Mercury Thermometer

    First Mercury Thermometer
    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer.
  • Smallpox Vaccine

    Smallpox Vaccine
    Vaccination against smallpox developed.
  • Disagnostic Tools Invented

    Disagnostic Tools Invented
    Diagnostic tools, such as microscope, thermometer and x-rays, invented.
  • Ether introduced

    Ether introduced
    First practical anestetic, ether, is first introduced.
  • Modern Nursing

    Modern Nursing
    Florence Nightingale became the founder of modern nursing.
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    Patterns of Heredity

    Gregor Mendel established the patterns of heredity by experimenting with pea plants and cross-breeding them.
  • Germ Theory

    The Germ Theory is introduced.
  • Rabies Vaccine

    Rabies Vaccine
    Rabies vaccine is discovered by Louis Pasteur.
  • X-rays

    William Roentgen discovered X-rays. His first x-ray was of his wife's hand and you could see her ring on her finger.
  • Blood Types Identified

    Blood Types Identified
    Major blood types are identified. O, A, B, and AB.
  • First plane

    Orville and Wilbur Wright are brothers and had a successful experiment with the first airplane.
  • Mass produced car

    The Model-T Ford car is mass produced and available for the public.
  • Isolated Radium

    Marie Curie isolated radium for the first time. And died of radiation.
  • Penicillin Discovered

    First antibiotic drug, penicillin, is discovered.
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    The Holocaust during World War 2, reigned by Adolf Hitler, contributed to 5,860,000 Jewish casualites.
  • Polio Vaccine

    First successful polio vaccine is discovered.
  • Birth Control

    Birth control pill is introduced.
  • JFK Assassinated

    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, and died right away from a gunshot to the head.
  • Heart Transplant

    First successful heart transplant.
  • First cell-phone

    First cell-phone
    The first cell phone was invented. The creator also placed a call to his rival with it.
  • Test-tube Baby

    Test-tube Baby
    The first test-tube baby is born.
  • AIDS Recognized

    AIDS first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    (The first AIDS-like cases were identified more than a centruy earlier, in 1872.)
  • Sheep Clone

    Scientists cloned a sheep.
  • Terrorist Attack

    Terrorists crash two planes into the World Trade Center in New York and into the Pentagon in Washington DC.
  • Moon Landing

    The first moon landing happens with Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
  • Invention of Gunpowder

    Chinese alchemists invent gunpowder for the first time.