Medical History Timeline

  • Period: 200 to

    Medical History Timeline

  • Period: 200 to Sep 10, 1400

    MIddle Ages

  • 500

    Less Dramatic Disease

    Less Dramatic Disease
    Women often die from childbirth, infection, choldren usually did not live into adulthood becuase of infection left untreated or dental problems.
  • 500

    Wine cleans wounds.

    Wine cleans wounds.
    Opium was sometimes used as an anaesthetic while wounds were cleaned with wine to try and prevent infections.
  • 500


    Many people often used Jesus as a healer. They claimed he could heal the blind and give them sight, let the paralyzed walk, cast the devil out of a possession, heal a women with a blood disease and even rais the dead. They beleived that the reason you were sick was because you angered the gods or messed with the devil.
  • Sep 10, 1000

    Medical School

    Medical School
    Medical Schools started mostly in Europe, the most famous school was Salerno in Southern Italy. Suprising Salerno allowed women to study there even though it was one of the most famous and very powerful school. It was one of the very first schools to let womens study in the Medical feild.
  • Sep 10, 1000

    Barber Surgeons

    Barber Surgeons
    Barbers not only cut your hair, they also do surgerys suck was amputations, dental extraction, blood letting or blood leeching and even trepanning (Drilling a hole into the human skull to "relieve" pressure from the brain, or to let out the demons in the mind.) Sometimes after operations bloody bandages would be placed out on the barber pole as a sign of advertisment. The Barber pole also was a symbold, Red was the blood, white was the bandages and blue was the veins.
  • Sep 11, 1010

    Book of Healing

    Book of Healing
    Avicenna writesThe Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine
  • Sep 10, 1286

    Corrective Lenses

    Corrective Lenses
    Muslim mathtician and scientist Alhazen created the first eyeglass as a way to magnifie small words in books. About 20 years after that many people started to wear spectacles. Spectacles had convex lenses that could correct their eyesights from far sighted to near sighted.
  • Period: Sep 10, 1400 to

    The Renaissance

  • Sep 11, 1463

    Women Denied

    Women Denied
    Jocaba Felicie was denied from practicing medicine without a license, she defended herself by saying thtat sometimes womens felt embarassed to go to a male doctor. The judge did not find this in her favor and she was forbidden to practice medicine.
  • Sep 11, 1523

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Printing presses allowed others to publicize there discovers in the newspapers.
  • Sep 11, 1543

    First Anatomy Book

    First Anatomy Book
    The Structure of the Human Body, written by Belgian physician and professor Andreas Vesalius and published in 1543. His textbook soon became the athorative reference.
  • Sep 11, 1543

    Human Anatomy

    Human Anatomy
    Vesalius publishes findings on human anatomy in De Fabrica Corporis Humani
  • Motion of the Heart

    Motion of the Heart
    William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals which forms the basis for future research on blood vessels, arteries and the heart
  • Blood Vessel Book

    Blood Vessel Book
    William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals which forms the basis for future research on blood vessels, arteries and the heart
  • Period: to

    The Industrial Revolution

  • Scurvys

    James Lind publishes his Treatise of the Scurvy stating that citrus fruits prevent scurvy
  • Appendectomy

    Claudius Aymand performs the first successful appendectomy
  • Dentist anesthetic

    Dentist anesthetic
    William Morton, a dentist, is the first to publish the process of using anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide
  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    Elizabeth Blackwell
    Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in Britain. Her sister Emily was the third woman in the US to get a medical degree.
  • Germs Cuases disease

    Germs Cuases disease
    Louis Pasteur identifies germs as cause of disease
  • White Blood Cells

    Hewson examined red cells, which he found in the serum to be flat rather than globular, and described white blood cells. which he observed by diluting blood with serum instead of water. As a result of his discoveries, Hewson has sometimes been called the father of hematology.
  • Rbbies Vaccine

    First vaccine for rabies was developed by Louis Pasteur. In his early years Pasteur had already acquired considerable renown and respect in France
  • Diptheria

    Emil von Behring discovers antioxins and develops tetanus and diphtheria vaccines
  • Cocaine Anesthesia

    Cocaine anesthesia was first suggested in 1859 by Karl Koller, at the suggestion of Sigmund Freud, in eye surgery. German surgeon August Bier was the first to actually use cocaine for intrathecal anesthesia in 1898 during surgery.
  • X-Ray

    Wilhelm Roentgen, a German professor of physics, was the first person to discover X-Rays. To highlight the unknown nature of his discovery, he called them X-rays. For his remarkable achievement he was honored with the first he first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
  • Period: to

    The Modern World

  • Blood Group

    Blood Group
    Karl Landsteiner introduces the system to classify blood into A, B, AB, and O groups
  • Band-aids

    Earle Dickson Invented the Band-Aid
  • Arthritis

    Percy Lavon Julian synthesized the medicines physostigmine for glaucoma and cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Kidney Transplant

    The first successful kidney transplant was done by Docter Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume at Brigham Hospital in Boston. The patient was Richard Herrick his identical twin Ronald offered his kidney to be transplanted to his brothers.
  • Leukemia Drug

    Leukemia Drug
    Gertrude Elion patented a leukemia-fighting drug
  • First Heart Transplant

    First Heart Transplant
    On 3 December 1967, South African doctor, Dr Christiaan Barnard, performed the world's first human to human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.
  • AIDS

    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is identified
  • Kidney Dialysis

    Willem J. Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine
  • Clone Sheep

    Clone Sheep
    Dolly the sheep becomes the first clone
  • Vaccine for Cancer

    Vaccine for Cancer
    First vaccine to target a cause of cancer
  • First Full Face Transplant

    The world’s first full face transplant took place in Spain. The patient was a man injured in a shooting accident. In July, the patient Oscar spoke with difficulty at a news conference at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital, where he was operated on in late March.
  • 1984

    Alec Jeffreys devises a genetic fingerprinting method to help CSI find forenistic evidence.