Medical Investigations

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  • 500

    Start of Middle Ages

  • Period: 500 to

    Timeline of Medicine

  • Jan 1, 800

    Christian Monasteries established to treat the ill.

  • Jan 1, 850

    Medical care became regulated.

  • Jan 1, 900

    Rhazes discovered the difference between smallpox and measles.

  • Jan 1, 1300

    Islamic hospitals; health care for the sick

  • Jan 1, 1400

    Frenchwoman Jacoba Felicie tries to practice medicine but is rejected.

  • Jan 1, 1500

    End of Middle Ages

  • Start of Renaissance

  • Printing Press allowed for new publications

  • Use of scientific method begins.

  • Robert Hooke invented micro-scope.

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek describes bacteria.

  • Francis Bacon uses microscope to discover fleas.

  • Start of Industrial Revolution

  • End of Renaissance

  • Robert Koch discovers pathogens.

  • Ignaz Semmelweis shows importance of washing hands.

    Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
  • John Snow stops outbreak of cholera.

    John Snow connected outbreaks of cholera to a contaminated well.
  • Marie Curie Discovers science of radioactivity.

    Marie Curie found two new elements and founded the theory of radiology.
  • Bubonic plauge hits San Francisco.

    In the summer of 1899, a ship sailing from Hong Kong to San Francisco had had two cases of plague on board. Their bodies were later found in the Bay, and autopsy showed they contained plague. Rats from the ship probably had something to do with the epidemic that hit San Francisco nine months later.
  • Start of Modern World

  • End of Industrial revalution.

  • Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.

    In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a discovery from an already discarded, contaminated Petri dish. The mold that had contaminated the experiment turned out to contain penicillin.
  • Salk discovers polio vaccine.

    In 1955 there were 28,985 cases of polio; in 1956, 14,647; in 1957, 5,894. By 1959, 90 other countries used Salk's vaccine.
  • WHO declares smallpox eradicated.

    Smallpox was officially declared eradicated in 1980 and is the first disease to have been fought on a global scale. This extraordinary achievement was accomplished through the collaboration of countries around the world.
  • AZT is used to combat AIDS

    AZT is an anti-HIV drug that reduces the amount of virus in the body. Anti-HIV drugs such as AZT slow down or prevent damage to the immune system, and reduce the risk of developing AIDS-related illnesses .
  • Steve Thomas used sterlie maggots for infectuos wound treatment.

    Physicians used maggots to help clean injuries and prevent infection. Because the maggots feed solely on dead flesh, doctors did not have to worry about bugs feasting on healthy tissue.
  • Kids made a medical timeline.

    People in medical investigations made a timeline about the histoy of medicine.
  • Mordern age still continuing.