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  • Period: Jan 2, 1535 to

    Early advances in medicine and anatomy

  • Jan 1, 1538

    Human Anatomy

    Human Anatomy
    Andreas Vesalius performs disections on human corpses which revealed detailed information on human anatomy and dispelled early incorrect beliefs.
  • Circulatory System

    William Harvey finds that blood circulates through the body and is pumped by the heart.
  • Anesthesia

    Nitrous oxide and other chemical compounds are used as anesthesia allowing operations to be performed with less pain.
  • Germ Theory and Microbes

    Germ Theory and Microbes
    Louis Pasteur discovered that certain microbial organisms are responsible for diseases.
  • X-Rays

    Accidentaly discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen when experimenting with cathodes. revolutionized medicine.
  • Blood Groups

    Blood Groups
    Blood types are discovered and classified, allowing for safe blood transfusions.
  • Vitamins

    Revelation that some diseases are caused by lack of some nutrients by Fredrick Hopkins.
  • Pencillin

    Discovery of pencillin by Alexander Flemming leads to the isolation of the compound and use as an antibiotic.
  • Sulfa

    Gerhard Domagk discovers that the use of Sulfa can combat infections.
  • HIV

    Human retrovirus known as human immunodeficiency virus is dicovered to cause AIDS by Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier.