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Medical History Timeline

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    Egyptians were the earliest people to keep accurate records (3500-500BC)
  • 100

    The Practice of Circumcisions

    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.
  • 100

    Use of Aloe Vera Plants

    Use of Aloe Vera Plants
    Known to start around 2100 BCE. By the Greeks. Was used for burns and minor wounds.
  • 100


    Hospitals were established in 250BCE. It was just a place were people go to other people who had more knowledge of medicial practices.
  • 101


    The father of medicine
  • 165

    Antonine Plague

    Antonine Plague
    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 (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

    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

    Circilation of blood to and from the heart
    William Harvey described the circilation fo the blood to and from the heart
  • The Thirteen Colonies

    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.
  • Mercury Thermometer

    Mercury Thermometer
    Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first mercury thermometer
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    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

    developed a smallpox vaccine
    Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796
  • disinfectants and antiseotics during surgery

    disinfectants and antiseotics during surgery
    Joseph Lister began to use disinfectants and antiseoctics during surgery.
  • modern nursing

    modern nursing
    Florence Nightengale founder of modern mursing
  • Pasteurizing Milk

    Pasteurizing Milk
    Louis Pasteur began to pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria
  • American Red Cross

    American Red Cross
    Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881
  • First Effective Antibiotics

    First Effective Antibiotics
    German Doctors made the first effective antibiotics. Was the first to be used in hosiptials.
  • Discoved X-rays

    Discoved X-rays
    William Roentgen discovered the x-rays in 1895
  • Invention of the Model T

    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.
  • WWI

    More advances, surgical and technological, in amputations.
  • 1918 Influenza Epidemic

    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.
  • discovered penicillin

    discovered penicillin
    Sir Alexander Fleming discoved penicillin in 1928
  • The Great Depression

    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.
  • WWII

    Had more modern medicine, like penicillin
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    Had the 1st medical surgical hospital
  • The Development of the Flu Shot

    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

    developed polio vaccine
    Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1952
  • First Open Heart Surgery

    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.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War tested America and other countries to test their across seas healthcare supplies.
  • The Invention of the Measle Vaccine

    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

    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

    The Internet Became Popular
    With the internet becoming accessable people started to look up information for at home treatments.
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    use of pyridostigmine bromide (PB) pills, given to protect troops from effects of nerve agents
  • 9/11 Terrorist Attack

    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.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    Advances in medical transportation and wound treatments.
  • Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu)

    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.
  • Haiti Earthquake

    Haiti Earthquake
    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

    Animal guts for suture material
    Rhazes was an Abrab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material