science and medicine

By pbulak
  • Period: Jan 20, 1550 to

    Medicine Timeline

  • First microscope

  • Blood circulation

    William Harvey explains the circulation of blood in humans
  • First cells

    Robert Hooke describes the first cells
  • First bacteria

    Leeuwenhoek sees first bacteris
  • first vaccine

    Edward Jenner invents the first vaccine (for smallpox)
  • Queen Victoria

    Queen of England from 1837 to 1901
  • anesthesia

    Morton demonstrates first anesthesia
  • hand washing

    Semmelwiess discovers washing hands prevents infection
  • cholera epidemic

    10,000 people die of cholera in London because of contaminated water
  • Cell Theory

    Cell Theory developed
  • Theory of Evolution

    Darwin publishes Origin of Species
  • Germ Theory

    Luois Pasteur invents Pasteurization to kill bacteria and states cell theory
  • American Civil War

    American Civil Was 1861 - 1865
  • xray

    Roentgen discovers xrays by accident
  • Blood Groups

    Landsteiner discovers 4 human blood groups
  • Chromosome Theory

    Chromosome Theory is developed by Sutton and Boveri
  • WW I

    World War I from 1914 to 1918. Flu epidemic!
  • WW II

    Wolrd War II 1939-1945
  • Penicillin

    Penicillin is discovered by Fleming and first used to cure bacterial infections
  • Organ transplants

  • DNA

    Structure of DNA described by Watson and Crick
  • Smallpox eradicated worldwide