Medical Timeline

Timeline created by kaitlynkieborz1
In History
  • 925


    Rhazes studied Pathophysiology that helped invent diagnosis and treating for kidney calculi.
  • 1000

    doctors license

    For the first time physicians had to be licensed. They had to have formal training with experienced doctors. They learned by reading books and and watching experienced doctors.
  • 1300

    Islam hospitals

    The religions played a large part and the Islam hospitals helped people in the middle ages. They had separate ward for the different illnesses and they had nurses and trained staff.
  • 1300

    Christian hospitals

    Christian hospitals would not provide much actual medicine. They would bring in healers-usually women- to preform "rituals" to heal the sick. Christian hospitals encouraged the healthy to help the sick and for the wealthy to help the poor.
  • 1500

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    The printing press helped doctors and many other with diagnosing diseases. Also help doctors communicate and write articles about health. The printing press also allowed students training to become doctors to study more.
  • 1519


    Painting became very popular in this area. Many artist were painted the anatomy of the human body there for helping the doctors study the body because they could not take pictures in this time.
  • 1540

    barber suregeons

    barber suregeons
    Barber surgeons in the middle ages would operate on wounded soldiers and preform procedures like amputation or teeth pulling.
  • scientific method

    The scientific method came into Europe. This new resource let people know how to use the new information in the correct way. Now they know how to use the information instead of guessing or using the supernatural as an excuse.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke was a man who invented the microscope. He made the first microscope was made of bark of cork tree. This invention had drastically helped medical and its advancements.
  • philosophical movement

    A movement of studying human anatomy started. At first was seen as unnecessary by the church but over all helped the development off medicine.
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Edward Jenner was the first doctor to connect that the environment and your health correlate. For example milkmaids exposed to cowpox did not get smallpox therefor Edward Jenner stated vaccinating people.
  • stethoscope

    The stethoscope was invented to listen to heart beats. This wa s a huge medical advancement because this invention is still used today.
  • Joseph Lister

    He was known as crazy for washing his handing in between patience and sterilizing his medical tools. To the us that seems normal and normal but they saw it as unnecessary. Later another scientist later concluded Joseph was correct.
  • The discovery

    In the industrial revolution microscopes became more common. Due to this the discovery of many things happened. Blood cells and bacteria were two things that were discovered. Also the body systems were now more understood.
  • advancements

    This is when technology started to take off and many medical advancements started to take place and change the way we used our resources.
  • kidney transplant

    The first kidney transplant was preformed by Joseph Murray on identical twins.
  • Human limb reattachment

    Human limb reattachment
    The first limb reattachment was a surgical team led by Ronald Malt. They reattached an severed arm at Mass General.
  • heart rhythm restoration

    The first to restore a heart rhythm with heart paddles something we have all around us now. Bernard Lown was the first to restore a heart rhythm with an electrical current.
  • MRI

    Mass General radiologists pioneer the use of MRI. The MRI machine is used to diagnoses illness and injury. The MRI has largely affected the way were diagnose and treat patients.
  • technology

    Now we use technology in many different ways for example a patient with a serious condition would call and receive treatment from a doctor on the other side of the world.
  • Anti-Smoking

    The anti smoking campaign and the laws passed for no smoking in restaurants have drastically helped peoples health.Heart disease deaths drop by 40 Percent.
  • Minimally Invasive surgery

    Instead of leaving a huge scar and having longer recovery time now we can remove a kidney or a gull bladder with a single cut.
  • 3D printing

    3D printing
    3D printing of body parts may sound like something out of a movie bu its real. It can print out a section of the ear if hurt and replace it. All though we can not print large organs we will be able too in the future.
  • artificial pancreas

    The worlds first artificial pancreas was created and approved by the FDA. This device will help patients with type 1 diabetes to help pump more insulin.
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    -476 BCE

    middle ages

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    industrial revolution

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    modern world

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    21st century