Medical History Timeline

  • Period: 400 to Jan 1, 1000

    Dark and Middle Ages

    The study of medical science stopped for over 1000 years, medicince practiced only in monasteries & convents, used herbal medicine and they were many plagues and epidemics. (This date is not the exact date for this event but it started AD 476 and ended AD 1000)
  • Jan 1, 1101

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    Rebirth of Science, medial schools were built, the printing press made books possible and knowledge was shared and they accepted the study of the body of dessection. (This is not the exact date for this event but the dates for it was 1400-1650 AD or CE)
  • Jan 1, 1475

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Artist who used dissection to draw th ehuman body (This is not the exact date for this event; but he was born on April 15, 1452 and he died on May 2, 1519)
  • Anton Von Leeuwenhoek

    Anton Von Leeuwenhoek
    Invented the microscope (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    He discribed the circulation of blood to and from the heart
  • Gabriel Fahrenheit

    Gabriel Fahrenheit
    He created the frist mercury thermometer (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Invented bifocals and found that colds could be passed from person to person (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Developed a vaccine for smallpox (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Rene Laennec

    Rene Laennec
    Invented the stethoscope (This is nto the exact date for this event)
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Rabies vaccine proved that microorganisms caused disease and discovered that heating milk prevented the growth of bacteria (pasteurization) (This is not the exact date of this event but he was born on December 7, 1822 and died on September 28, 1895)
  • Ignaz Semmelweies

    Ignaz Semmelweies
    Identified the cause of maternal infections and instituted hand washing. Medical students would deliver babies after coming from the cadaver lab without washing their hands, caused the death of many newborn babies and mothers *He died from a cut during an autopsy. (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    Elizabeth Blackwell
    She became the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the U.S. Inspired Florence Nightingale to pursure nursing. (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Florence Nightengale

    Florence Nightengale
    Started the first school of nursing during the Crimean War and made nursing an honorable profession.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    They mostly used Morphine, Chlorofoam and Ether for the soilders (This war started on April 12, 1861 and ended on April 9, 1865)
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    The first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery to prevent infection in the incision (This is not the exact date for this event.)
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    Used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Found the American Red Cross
  • William Roentgen

    William Roentgen
    Discovered X-rays; this discovery allowed doctors to see inside the body to discover what was wrong with the patient. (This is not the exact date of this event)
  • Romans

    They began public health and sanitation systems (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Hippocrates

    "The father of medicine," Wrote a code of ethics for physicians called the Hippocratic Oath (This date is not even close to the real date but he was born BC 460 and died BC 370)
  • Egyptians

    Earliest people to keep accurate records, identified some specific diseases, used medicines to heal diseases and splinted fractures (This is not the exact date for this event; it started 3500-500 B.C.E.)
  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie
    She isolated radium; and radium is an almost pure-white alkaline earth metal. (This is not the exact date for the event)
  • Sigmund Frued

    Sigmund Frued
    Studied the effects of the unconscious mind on the body. He determined that the mind and body work together. His studies were the basis of psychology and psychiatry. (This is not the exact date but he was born on May 6, 1856 and died on September 23, 1939)
  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Sir Alexander Fleming
    Discovered penicillin, the first antibiotic. This was considered one of the most important discoveries in the twentieth century.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    They used combat surgery; which they surgical remove dead and dying tissue, they also used sulfas and penicillin. (World War 2 started in 1939 and ended in 1945)
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    They didn't really have that much for medicines (This started in 1947 and ended in 1991)
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    They started using helicopters to fly injured soilders to hospitals and the development of the mobile army surgical hospital unit. (This war started on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953)
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    Developed the polio vaccine and discovered an altered polio virus vaccine (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Christian Barnard

    Christian Barnard
    Performed the world's first heart transplant surgery (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Gene Therapy

    Gene Therapy
    Is the insertion of genes into an individual's cells and tissues to treat a disease, and hereditary disease in particular. (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Louise Brown

    Louise Brown
    Test tube baby (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • AIDS

    Is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Gregory Mendel

    Gregory Mendel
    Established the patterns of heredity (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Microsurgeries

    Is surgery on minute body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instuments, such as a micromanipulator (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • Advances Inscope Surgery

    The big advantage of this new technique is that there is no need to make a large incision (This is not the exact date for this event)
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    Afgan doesn't have the best health services, and there is nearly 800 facilites spread out that consist of district hospitals, basic health centers and mother child health clinics. (This war started on October 7, 2001 and is still going on)
  • Tissue Cloning

    Tissue Cloning
    Is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. (This was the date that the FDA approved it.)
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    They used vaccines and penicillin (This war started on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918)
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    The Gulf War Illness is a chronic multisymptom disorder affecting returning veterans and civilian workers. (This started on August 2, 1990 and ended on February 28, 1991)
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Sometimes people would just leave live bodies that were injured on the ground to die slowly but then the started to send out soilders to bring the injured into hospitals to get treated (This started on November 1, 1955 and ended on April 30, 1975)