Medical History Timeline

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In History
  • 754

    Concept of Pharmacies (Middle Ages)

    Concept of Pharmacies (Middle Ages)
    Pharmacies were first being established in Baghdad. A place where you could by drugs aided knowledge of the effects of some drugs.
  • 965

    Al Haytham (Middle Ages)

    Al Haytham (Middle Ages)
    He was well known for contribution in the study of the eye and optics
  • 1100

    Book of Optics (Middle Ages)

    The Book of Optics written by ancient writers who believed there were invisible lights that were being emanated from the human eye that allowed us to see.
  • 1201

    Dissection (Middle Ages)

    Dissection (Middle Ages)
    Dissection is believed to have first been practiced in the 13th century. This was to explore the human anatomy.
  • 1205

    Theodoric Borgognoni (Middle Ages)

    Theodoric Borgognoni (Middle Ages)
    One of the most significant surgeons of the middle ages. One of the first to practice cleaning wounds.
  • 1352

    Eyeglasses (Renaissance)

    Eyeglasses (Renaissance)
    Eyeglasses were first depicted in 1352. We are not sure who created them.
  • 1377

    Quarantine (Renaissance)

    Quarantine was first used in war to stop the spread disease. Ships would have to wait 30 days before finally docking to make sure no one was infected with any disease.
  • 1478

    Girolamo Fracastoro and Pathogens (Renaissance)

    Girolamo Fracastoro and Pathogens (Renaissance)
    Girolamo Fracastoro was one of the first people to suggest that the spread of disease was through pathogens. He stated that spread of disease was through direct and indirect contact of humans
  • 1500

    Cesarean Section (Renaissance)

    The first Cesarean Section was recorded in 1500 where the mother and baby both survived.
  • 1578

    William Harvey (Renaissance)

    The first person to ever perfectly describe how the human blood circulatory system works.
  • James Lind (Industrial)

    James Lind (Industrial)
    James Lind a naval surgeon discovers that citrus fruit helps prevent scurvy
  • Anesthetic Properties (Industrial)

    Anesthetic Properties (Industrial)
    Sir Humphry Davy announces anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide
  • The Stethoscope (Industrial)

    The Stethoscope is invented. It allows us to listen to the internal sounds of the human body
  • Spread of Malaria (Industrial)

    Ronald Ross demonstrates that Malaria is spread through mosquitoes
  • Aspirin (Industrial)

    Aspirin is used to relieve pain. The juice from willow trees. Created by Felix Hoffman.
  • Blood Compatibility (Modern)

    Karl Landsteiner Describes what happens when humans receive blood transfusion with compatible blood or not compatible blood.
  • Insulin (Modern)

    Insulin (Modern)
    Insulin is first used to treat diabetes in 1922
  • Influenza Vaccine (Modern)

    Influenza Vaccine (Modern)
    The first Influenza Vaccine is used
  • Paul Zoll (Modern)

    Paul Zoll (Modern)
    Paul Zoll develops the first cardiac pacemaker to control irregular heartbeats
  • The First Kidney Transplant (Modern World)

    The First Kidney Transplant is performed on identical twins
  • Anti-Smoking (21st)

    Anti-Smoking (21st)
    Anti-smoking laws and campaigns reduce public smoking
  • Robots and Machines (21st)

    Robots and Machines (21st)
    Machines begin helping improve surgery
  • Boris Kovatchev

    Boris Kovatchev begins studying and developing artificial pancreases to help diabetics
  • Mark George (21st)

    Mark George begins treating patients with depression with electromagnets.
  • Artificial Organs (21st)

    Artificial Organs (21st)
    3D printed organs are introduced into the medical field. This can speed up organ transfer list and improve health.
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    1300

    Middle ages

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    Jan 1, 1301
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    Renaissance

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    Industrial

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    Modern

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    21st