Egyptians were the earliest people to keep accurate records (3500-500BC)
The Practice of Circumcisions
The Egyptians were the first to start this. They did it so it was easier for the males to take care of themselves and to prevent infections.
Use of Aloe Vera Plants
Known to start around 2100 BCE. By the Greeks. Was used for burns and minor wounds.
Hospitals were established in 250BCE. It was just a place were people go to other people who had more knowledge of medicial practices.
The father of medicine
The plague was a form of small poxs or measles. It was located in the Roman Empire. This was one of the first pandemics in the Roman Empire so it caused the empire to use different types of treatment.
Jan 1, 1348
The Black Plague (Death)
The Black Plague was a pandemic in Europe. The plague was caused by fleas carried by rats. During the plague people experiment with herbs and other natural medicines.
Oct 1, 1368
The Chinese used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion
Oct 1, 1489
dissection to draw human body
Leonardo da Vinci was the artist who used dissection to draw the human body
Circilation of blood to and from the heart
William Harvey described the circilation fo the blood to and from the heart
The Thirteen Colonies
When the Thirteen original colonies were established in 1713 Europeans moving to America carried a disease called the measles. The measles then spread to the Native Americans which caused a lot of them to die because they didn't know how to treat it. They used natural medicine to try to control the measles.
Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first mercury thermometer
This was the first war in America and as a new country they didn't have many medical centers set up. So most soldiers would go to houses hopeing for care.
developed a smallpox vaccine
Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796
disinfectants and antiseotics during surgery
Joseph Lister began to use disinfectants and antiseoctics during surgery.
Florence Nightengale founder of modern mursing
Louis Pasteur began to pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria
American Red Cross
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881
First Effective Antibiotics
German Doctors made the first effective antibiotics. Was the first to be used in hosiptials.
William Roentgen discovered the x-rays in 1895
Invention of the Model T
The invetnion of the car made transporting people easier so if you need more medicial attention you could get it faster.
More advances, surgical and technological, in amputations.
1918 Influenza Epidemic
Also called Spanish Flu. The influenza was an unusally rare flu that attacked the healthy people. During this time hospitals had to take extra precautions when treating patients.
Sir Alexander Fleming discoved penicillin in 1928
The Great Depression
The Great Depression caused many families to not be able to treat each other when they got sick because the United States was in horrible financial state. The government couldn't help many families with healthcare.
Had more modern medicine, like penicillin
Had the 1st medical surgical hospital
The Development of the Flu Shot
During President Ford's term he made sciencist developed a flu shot because there was a pandemic scare about another flu. This was the basic building blocks to the flu shot now.
developed polio vaccine
Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1952
First Open Heart Surgery
Dr. F. John Lewis and Dr. C. Walton Lillehei performed it. This was a break through for others because they started to do more after this.
The Vietnam War tested America and other countries to test their across seas healthcare supplies.
The Invention of the Measle Vaccine
This was the first time it was licensed was public use. This protected many children from the measles and it is now required to have your child get a measle shot.
Learning about AIDS
AIDS became a more popular disease around this time and scienist were learning just with AIDS did. With this research we learned how to control the diease and prevent people from getting it.
The Internet Became Popular
With the internet becoming accessable people started to look up information for at home treatments.
use of pyridostigmine bromide (PB) pills, given to protect troops from effects of nerve agents
9/11 Terrorist Attack
The terrorist attacks on the Untied States affected the medical history becuase many people were injured and need assistants. The doctors, EMTs, and firefighters saved many lives that day.
Advances in medical transportation and wound treatments.
Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu)
Refers to an influenza in pigs, occasionally this virus transfers to human. The World Health Organization declared the infection a global pandemic. This flu caused the world to go into a panic and test our medical treatment.
The earthquake affected the world because many countries sent out medical attention to Haiti. The world came together to help develop better medical attention for Haiti in the future.
Animal guts for suture material
Rhazes was an Abrab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material