Medicine of the modern age by Samara Taylor

  • First Medical procedure

    First Medical procedure
    On Sept. 30, 1889, Dr. Charles H. Mayo performed what may have been the first surgical procedure at the newly constructed Saint Marys Hospital. He was assisted by his brother and father, who administered the anesthetic agent. The operation was to remove a cancerous growth.
  • The discovery of blood groups

    The discovery of blood groups
    Experiments with blood transfusions, the transfer of blood or blood components into a person's blood stream, have been carried out for hundreds of years. Many patients have died and it was not until 1901, when the Austrian Karl Landsteiner discovered human blood groups, that blood transfusions became safer.
  • Whooping cough

    Whooping cough
    Whooping cough vaccine was first invented in 1906 by Jules Bordet and Octave Gengou, It was refined during the 1920s in the US by Dr. Sauer.
  • First use of Insulin- first medicine created .

    First use of Insulin- first medicine created .
    Insulin was first used successfully in the treatment of Diabetes. Canadian Frederick Banting administrated the first insulin injection.
  • Diabetes

    Banting, Macleod, Best and Collip invented the process for insulin in 1922 which became the treatment for diabetes.
  • vaccination for diphtheria was introduced

    vaccination for diphtheria was introduced
    Vaccination for diphtheria was introduced to Australia. Diphtheria caused more deaths in Australia than any other contagious disease. By 1993 the last case of Diphtheria had been reported
  • Discovery of Penicillin

    Discovery of Penicillin
    In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery. From a contaminated experiment, he found a powerful antibiotic, penicillin. However, though Fleming was credited with the discovery, it was over a decade before someone else turned penicillin into the miracle drug for the 20th century.
  • Inventor of the Dialysis machine

    Inventor of the Dialysis machine
    WILLEM KOLFF was one of the geniuses of 20th-century medicine, inventor of the kidney dialysis machine and instrumental in the development of the artificial heart and artificial eye. Remarkably, he built the first dialysis machine in the Netherlands at the height of the German occupation.
  • First influenza vaccine

    First influenza vaccine
    Thomas Francis Jr developed the first effective vaccine to fight against influenza. Francis was an American physician, virologist, and epidemiologist. Francis was the first person to isolate influenza virus in America, and in 1940 showed that there are other strains of influenza, and took part in the development of influenza vaccines.
  • First cardiac pacemaker

    First cardiac pacemaker
    Canadian, John Hopps invented the first cardiac pacemaker. Hopps' invention was of the world's first cardiac pacemaker in 1950. His device was far too large to be implanted inside of the human body. It was an external pacemaker
  • First Lung Transplant

    First Lung Transplant
    James Hardy of the University of Mississippi performed the first human lung transplant in 1963. It was unsuccessful, as the patient survived only 18 days, eventually dying of kidney failure. The first successful single lung transplant took place in 1983
  • First Heart Transplant

    First Heart Transplant
    On december 3, 1967, south african surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first ever heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky.
  • First Cochlear implant

    First Cochlear implant
    In 1969, William F. House implanted the first three patients with the cochlear implant at House Research Institute. Since then, the Los Angeles-based House Research Institute has grown into the world's foremost private research institute for otology and hearing science
  • Chickenpox vaccine

    Chickenpox vaccine
    The chicken pox vaccine was invented by Michiaki Takahashi from the Oka strain of the virus, in 1974. The United States started using the vaccination in 1995
  • First test tube baby

    First test tube baby
    On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born in Great Britain. Though the technology that made her conception possible was heralded as a triumph in medicine and science, it also caused many to consider the possibilities of future ill-use.
  • First ultrasound

    First ultrasound
    Ultrasound was invented by the English physician Ian Donald in 1957 first tested & one year later, was used on a pregnant woman.