Melody Guerin. Health Care History

  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Times- Event one

    Primitive Times- Event one
    People in Primitive times used herbs and plants as medicine, and we still use them today.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Times- Event 2 (Average life span is 20)

    Primitive Times- Event 2 (Average life span is 20)
    Witch doctors were used to help people 'cast out' their sickness.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive Times - Event 3

    Primitive Times - Event 3
    Trepanation or trephining to create a hole in the skull was popular during this time.
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive times- Event 4

    Primitive times- Event 4
    People thought that illnesses were punishment from the gods
  • 4000 BCE

    Primitive times- Event 5

    Primitive times- Event 5
    I couldn't find any doctors at this time period but i did find that they covered broken bones in clay.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 1

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 1
    Physicians were Priests! (i am guessing that they still thought illness was caused by the supernatural)
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 2 (Average life span in 20)

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 2 (Average life span in 20)
    They let leeches suck their blood as a medical treatment.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 3

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 3
    Egyptians made a law that if a physician killed a patient while preforming a new procedure, the physician would get killed.
  • 3000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian - Event 5

    Ancient Egyptian - Event 5
    Pesehet is an also known physician during this time, she was under the 4th dynasty.
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese- Event 1 (20-30 years average)

    Ancient Chinese- Event 1 (20-30 years average)
    The Ancient Chinese recorded a pharmacopiea or medications based on mainly the use oh herbs.
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese- Event 2

    Ancient Chinese- Event 2
    The Ancient Chinese used therapies, such as acupuncture! (Acupuncture is a medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles)
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese- Event 3

    Ancient Chinese- Event 3
    During AD 220 they started to research to find the medical reasons for illness.
  • 1700 BCE

    Ancient Chinese- Event 5

    Ancient Chinese- Event 5
    They used art therapy, herbal therapy, and massage therapy which are still used today.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks - Event 1 (25-35 years average)

    Ancient Greeks - Event 1 (25-35 years average)
    Ancient Greeks are the first to observe the human body and the effects of disease (this led to modern medical sciences.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks - Event 3

    Ancient Greeks - Event 3
    The ancient Greeks also used art, massage, and herbal treatment (so did the chinese)
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks - Event 4

    Ancient Greeks - Event 4
    Hippocrates began his study of medicine in Greece, his work helped medicine tremendously.
  • 1200 BCE

    Ancient Greeks - Event 5

    Ancient Greeks - Event 5
    Aristotle is another Greek contributor to the growing medical field, he developed the field of anatomy by dissecting animals
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans - Event 1(25-35 years, average)

    Ancient Romans - Event 1(25-35 years, average)
    Ancient Romans established the first hospital (they cared for soldiers in their homes).
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans - Event 2

    Ancient Romans - Event 2
    Ancient Romans established the first public health care sanitation systems by building sewers and aqueducts
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans - Event 3

    Ancient Romans - Event 3
    Claudius Galen became famous for curing the emperor's stomach ache, (also introduced Hippocrates ideas again)
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans- Event 4

    Ancient Romans- Event 4
    Galen introduced the fast that the body was made up of four fluids.
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Romans - Event 5

    Ancient Romans - Event 5
    Short summary, Ancient Romans did not contribute a lot to medical advancement
  • 400

    Dark ages - Event 1 (20-30 years, average)

    Dark ages - Event 1 (20-30 years, average)
    Dark ages made an emphasis on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
  • 400

    Dark Ages - event 2

    Dark Ages - event 2
    Monks and priests treated patients with prayer during the dark ages
  • 400

    Dark Ages - Event 3

    Dark Ages - Event 3
    The bubonic plague wiped out a lot of the population because there are no physicians.
  • 400

    Dark Ages - Event 4

    Dark Ages - Event 4
    The only doctors during this time were called 'Plague doctors' they wore bird masks and diagnosed the patient with the plague.
  • 400

    Dark Ages - Event 5

    Dark Ages - Event 5
    Barbarian invasions made health care not possible in the dark ages
  • 800

    Middle Ages - Event 1 ( 20 - 35 years average)

    Middle Ages - Event 1 ( 20 - 35 years average)
    In the Middle Ages they started to gain interest in the medical practices of the Greek and Romans
  • 800

    Middle Ages - Event 2

    Middle Ages - Event 2
    Rhazes became known as the Arab hippocrates, he discovered that blood was the cause of many infectious diseases
  • 800

    Middle Ages - Event 3

    Middle Ages - Event 3
    Middle Ages had the formation of the first true medical school
  • 800

    Middle Ages - Event 4

    Middle Ages - Event 4
    Since doctors only treated the wealthy, many went to their barbers but they were not trained in medical procedures.
  • 800

    Middle Ages - Theme 5

    Middle Ages - Theme 5
    In the middle ages, Arabs expanded the field of pharmacology.
  • 1200

    Ancient Greeks - Event 2

    Ancient Greeks - Event 2
    The Ancient Greeks started to believe that illness is a result of natural causes (and not the supernatural)
  • 1350

    Renaissance

    Renaissance
    In the Renaissance, the dissection of bodies led to increased understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • 1350

    Renaissance - Event 2 (30-40 YEARS)

    Renaissance - Event 2 (30-40 YEARS)
    Renaissance led to the invention of the printing press which allowed medical knowledge to be shared
  • 1350

    Renaissance - Event 3

    Renaissance - Event 3
    Andreas Vesalius compared the human corpse to the human anatomy and realized Galen's many mistakes
  • 1350

    Renaissance - 4

    Renaissance - 4
    Another major break through during the renaissance was the invention of the Mircroscope by Anton
  • 1350

    Renaissance - 5

    Renaissance - 5
    Robert Hooke developed a stronger microscope, and proved all living things are made of cells
  • 16th and 17th Century (35-45 years)

    16th and 17th Century  (35-45 years)
    The cause of diseases are still not known in these centuries
  • 16th and 17th Century - 2

    16th and 17th Century - 2
    The invention of the microscope allowed physicians to see disease-causing organisms which helped them try to figure out why diseases happen.
  • 16th and 17th century - 3

    16th and 17th century - 3
    Apothecaries led to the development of the first pharmacies
  • 16th 17th century - 4

    16th 17th century - 4
    The first vaccination was developed (Small pox)
  • 16th and 17th century - 5

    16th and 17th century - 5
    The average life span is 35-45 years
  • Ancient Chinese- Event 4

    Ancient Chinese- Event 4
    The Ancient Chinese monitored pulse to determine the condition of the body.
  • 18th, 19th, 20th century - 1

    18th, 19th, 20th century - 1
    Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first mercury thermometer
  • 18TH 19TH 20TH century (50-60 average)

    18TH 19TH 20TH century (50-60 average)
    Formal training for nurses began
  • 18TH 18TH 20TH - 3

    18TH 18TH 20TH - 3
    Benjamin Franklin created bifocals
  • 18TH 19TH 20TH - 4

    18TH 19TH 20TH - 4
    Infection control developed once microorganisms were associated with disease
  • 18th 19th 20th - 5

    18th 19th 20th - 5
    Woman started to become active members in the health care
  • Ancient Egyptians- Event 4

    Ancient Egyptians- Event 4
    Imhotep is believed to be the first physician, he was a physician during ancient Egypt