The Edwin Smith Papyrus is one of the oldest surviving document on medical literary and surgery.
The Ebers Papyrus was written around 1552 BC but was founded in 1872. In this Egyptian document it discussed breastfeeding, a cure for worms,and treatment of eye diseases.
Hippocrates wrote about many things relating to pediatrics health. The issues he wrote about relating to pediatrics health is mumps, clubfoot, diarrhea,worms, and more.
Galen was a Roman physician to Gladiators. But Galen described cases of children with ear discharge, pneumonia, and intestinal prolapse.
Soranus of Ephesus
Soranus of Ephesus was a Greek physician who created the fingernail test to check the fat content and quality of breast milk.
First Spanish Hospital
The first Spanish Hospital was created in Merida, Spain.
Rhazes studied and taught in Baghdad. Rhazes was one of the first medical scholars to write an entire treatise on children.
Avicenna was a great Arabian physician. Avicenna discovered convulsions, worms, meningitis, and umbilical abscess.
The Bubonic Plague was one of the devastating pandemics in history. This plague had killed a lot of people that were both adults and children.
Andreas Vesalius dissected human bodies and drew sketches of what it looked like. Andreas is known as the founder of modern human anatomy.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was also helped out Andreas with the dissecting of human bodies and drawing sketches of what he discovered.
Wrote the first printed book about children. The book was entitled De Morbis Pusiorum.
William Harvey was an English physician who made contributes in physiology and anatomy. William Harvey made a huge breakthrough by studying dogs and discovering that the heart pumped blood around the body and that the heart had two distinct beating halves.
Edward Jenner was an English doctor who experimented on an eight year old named James Phipps. Jenner used the fluid from cowpox to prevent smallpox.
Dr. Eli Ives
Dr. Eli Ives gave lectures to students at Yale about disease in children and other medical topics.
Stethoscope is an important tool that was invented in France by René Laennec
Dr. William Potts Dewees
Dr. William Potts Dewees was the an American physician who published one of the first textbooks known as "Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children".
Dr. George Logan
Dr. George Logan was a physician who wrote one of the first pediatric textbooks known as "Practical Observations on Disease Children".
William Olser was a Canadian physician who had an early league in pediatrics.
Robert Koch was a German physician and pioneering microbiologist.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women to graduate from a U.S. medical school and then go and study at children's hospitals in London, Scotland, and Paris. Later she returned to help start the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.
First children 's hospital
The hospital for sick children in London, England was the first hospital devoted exclusively to the treatment of children.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
American children were treated in adult hospitals until 1855,when The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was established
New York Medical College
The school known as New York Medical College started a regular professorship for the disease of children.
Dr. Abraham Jacobi
Dr. Abraham Jacobi is considered to be father of American pediatrics and was given a teaching chair in pediatrics at New York Medical College in 1861 that allowed him to teach the pathology of infancy and childhood.
Dr. Emily Partridge Bacon
Dr. Emily Partridge Bacon was the first pediatric specialist in Philadelphia.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of pediatrics was founded by a group of 35 pediatricians to address pediatric healthcare standards. The AAP also encourages other doctors to explore specialized treatment for children and babies.
Dr. Natalia Tanner
Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first African American pediatrician on the staff of Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit.
The Apgar Score
The Apgar score was created by Dr. Virginia Apgar. This test was done twice after a newborns birth. Once at one minute and five minutes after birth. This test is done to evaluate the condition of the newborn.
American Legion Hospital
The American Legion Hospital was opened in St. Petersburg for crippled children.