Medical History Timeline

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  • 400


    He was the father of medicine. He wrote a code of ethics for physicians called the Hippocratic Oath. (400 B.C.E)
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Medicine School

    First school of medicine established in Salerno, Italy
  • Jan 3, 1200

    Public Hygiene Instituted

    First strict measures for control of public hygiene instituted
  • Jan 4, 1300

    Dissection of Human Corpse

    Dissection of Human Corpse
    The first dissection of human corpse
  • Jan 4, 1400


    The first recorded regulations for mid-wives
  • Feb 4, 1400

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    (1400-1650 AD or CE) The printing press made books possible and knowledge shared.
  • Jan 5, 1500

    Human Anatomy

    The first scientific study of human anatomy published
  • Bactria Discovered

    Blood circulation first described bactria discovered
  • Microscope

    Galileo Galilei invented the microscope. The microscope had helped them to see stars and moons in the sky.
  • Law for Medical Practitioners

    The first law requiring licensed medical practitioners
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) invented bifocals and found that colds could be passed from person to person
  • Vaccination of Smallpox

    Edward jenner developed a vacciantion for smallpox in 1796
  • Diagnostic Tools

    Diagnostic Tools
    The diagnostic tools, such as microscope thermometer and x-rays, were invented
  • Stethoscope

    The stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec. It is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening to the internal sounds of an animal body. It is often used to listen to lung and heart sounds. It is also used to listen to intestines and blood flow in arteries and veins.
  • Joseph Lister using disfinfectants and antiseptics

    Joseph Lister (1827-1912) began using disfectants and antiseptics during surgery.
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    Joseph Lister (1827-1912) is the first docter to use an antiseptic during surgery to prevent infection in the incision.
  • Practical Anesthetic

    In 1842 the first practical anesthestic, ether, was introduced
  • Robert Koch

    Is the father of microbiology. He discovered many disease-causing organisms- anthrax, tuberculosis, cholera. He was born on December 11, 1843- MAY 27, 1910.
  • Public Health Act

    The Public Health Act was established by United Kingdom to combat filthy urban living conditions. It was established in 1875
  • Germ Theory

    Germ Theory was first introduced.
  • Rabies Vaccines

    Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) created a vaccines for rabies in 1885
  • Wireless Communication

    Wireless Communication
    Wireless communication was invented by Nikola Tesla , made it easier for people to communicate with eachother.
  • Radio Signals

    Radio Signals
    was invented by Guglielmo Marconi. It helped enhance communication between everyone.
  • Blood Types

    The major blood types were identified, such as, O, A, B, and AB
  • Railroad

    Railroads are the leading industry to develop extensive employee medical programs
  • Television Electronic

    Television Electronic
    Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth. Good way to spread news.
  • Penicillin

    Sir Alexander Fleming discoverd penicillin in 1928. Penicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections.
  • Antibiotic Drug Discovered

    The first antibiotic drug, penicillin was discovered
  • Sputnik 1 & Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 1 & Sputnik 2
    Sputnik I and Sputnik II: Sputnik I and Sputnik II are launched by the Russians. Better knowledge of space.
  • Birth Control Pill

    Birth Control Pill
    Birth controll pill was approved by FDA in 1960
  • Automatic Tell Machine

    Automatic Tell Machine
    Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) was invented by John Shepherd-Barron . Easier for everyone to take out money without going to the bank.
  • Heart Transplant Succesful

    The first succesful heart transplant was performed by Christian Barnard in 1968
  • Gene Mapping

    Gene Mapping refers to the mapping of genes to specific location on chromosomes. It is a critical step in the understanding of genetic diseases.
  • E-mail

    E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson. People had a better way of sending messages to people.
  • Test Tube Baby Born

    The first tetst tube baby, Louise Brown, was borned in England in 1978
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee , great communication between people that were distant .
  • Gunpowder

    Gunpowder is an explosive mixture of saltpeter (potassium nitrate), sulfur, and charcoal. The history of gunpowder goes back to A.D. 850 in China. Gunpowder was most likely created by Chinese alchemists—people attempting to produce gold artificially, by combining other substances.