Medical History Timeline

  • Oct 10, 1100

    London prison

    The Tower of London took in its 1st prisoner.
  • Oct 10, 1107


    China printed money in 3 colors to thwart counterfeiters.
  • Jul 1, 1200


    Sunglasses were invented in China
  • Jan 1, 1489


    Leonardo Da Vinci starts dissecting dead body's to discover whats inside a human being.
  • Oct 10, 1492


    America is discovered by christoper columbus
  • Microscope

    Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope
  • Blood Circulation

    British physician William Harvey publishes his masterwork EXERCITATIO ANATOMICA DE MOTU CORDIS ET SANGUINIS IN ANIMALIBUS. Which explains blood flows to and from the heart.
  • Mercury Thermometer

    Mercury Thermometer
    Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the Mercury Thermometer sometime in 1714
  • Ben Franklin

    Invented bifocals, and announced that people can spread diseases throught contact with other people.
  • America

    America officially is a country
  • Smallpox Vaccine

    Edward Jenner found the vaccine for smallpox sometime in 1796, and it was the first vaccine discovered.
  • Stethoscope

    Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope
  • Anesthetics Introduced

    The first physician to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic was Crawford Long, who administered it on 30 March 1842 during a surgical procedure to remove a tumor from a patient.
  • Period: to

    Sigmund Freud

    The life span of the "Father of Psychology"
  • Secret Service

    The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters and protect the president.
  • Germ Theory Introduced

    Joesph Lister began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery to keep things clean and sterilized
  • Anthrax

    the first vaccine for anthrax is developed by louis pasteur.
  • Red Cross

    Red Cross
    Clara Barton is noted to be the founder of the Red Cross
  • Rabies Vaccine

    Loius Pateur developed the first rabies vaccine.
  • Rabies Vaccine Discovered

    Rabies Vaccine Discovered
    The first rabies vaccine is used on a boy name Joesph Meister who had been attacked by a rapid dog.
  • X-Rays

    William Roentgen discovered X-Rays in 1895, and the first thing he X-Ray'd was his wifes hand.
  • Major Blood Types Identified

    The two most significant blood group systems were discovered by Karl Landsteiner during early experiments with blood transfusion
  • Radium Isolation

    Marie Curie was the first to isolate Radium
  • Penicillin Discovered

    The first antibiotic drug is discovered
  • Microscope

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek is credited for developing on of the first microscope.
  • Polio Vaccine

    It was first tested in 1952 but was announced to the world as a succesful vaccine on April 12, 1955
  • Birth Control Pill Introduced

    Birth Control is approved for contraceptive use.
  • First Heart Transplant

    First Heart Transplant
    The world's first human heart transplant was performed by Christiaan Barnard on a man called Louis Washkansky in 1967.
  • First Test-Tube Baby

    Louise Brown on 25 July 1978, in Oldham General Hospital, Greater Manchester, UK. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards were responsible for the world’s first baby conceived by In Vitro Fertilisation
  • AIDS First Recognized

    AIDS was first reported June 5, 1981 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Scientists Clone Sheep

    Dolly the Sheep is cloned in 1997 from a somatic cell
  • New York

    twin towers attacked by terrorists
  • President

    Barack obama becomes first black president