medical skills timeline

By nate12
  • 460

    birth of hippocrates

    460 BCE Birth of Hippocrates, Greek physician and founder of the first university. Considered the father of medicine. Hippocrates bases medicine on objective observation and deductive reasoning, although he does accept the commonly held belief that disease results from an imbalance of the four bodily humors
  • 1590 Dutch lens grinder Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope

  • American surgeon Crawford W. Long uses ether as a general anesthetic during surgery but does not publish his results. Credit goes to dentist William Morton

  • 1844 Dr. Horace Wells, American dentist, uses nitrous oxide as an anesthetic.

  • 1879 First vaccine for cholera

  • founded the redcross

    clara barton founded the group to help other in need now know as the redcross
  • 1882 First vaccine for rabies

    first rabies vacine was created
  • 1816 René Laënnec invents the stethoscope.

    created the stethoscope
  • First vaccine for typhoid fever

  • 1921 Edward Mellanby discovers vitamin D and shows that its absence causes rickets.

  • 1922 Insulin first used to treat diabetes.

    1st try to treat diabetes
  • 1928 Scottish bacteriologist Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. He shares the 1945 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Ernst Chain and Sir Howard Florey

  • 1st mumps vaccine

  • first human heart transplant

  • 1974 First vaccine for chicken pox.

    1st chickdn pox vaccine
  • 1981 First vaccine for hepatitis B.

    1981 First vaccine for hepatitis B.
  • 1992 Aids was identified

  • 1996 Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell (dies in 2003)w

  • 2007 Scientists discover how to use human skin cells to create embryonic stem cells

  • persian physician Rhazes is the first to identify smallpox, as distinguished from measles, and to suggest blood as the cause of infectious diseasece