• 1600 BCE

    the Edwin Smith papyrus

    A papyrus (Egyptian text) detailing scientific treatments to injuries to the head, neck, arms, and torso. Examples being using sutures to stitch up wounds, using honey to prevent/cure infections, and using raw meat to stop bleeding.
  • 700 BCE

    the first medical school

    The first medical school, built in Cnidus. It was used to observe patients who were sick.
  • 219 BCE

    Roman Medicine

    The Romans had their first interaction with Greek medicine, they learned from the Greeks. They used their ideas but did not copy them.
  • 1450

    Renaissance Medicine

    In the Renaissance era, the progress of medical research was the building of universities and medical schools.
  • The 17th Century

    Emperor K'ang survived smallpox before becoming the emperor. Because of this, he became immune to the disease whereas, when his father Emperor Fu-lin got the disease, K'ang was not affected. Emperor K'ang tested his speculation of 2 people but got taxed a large sum of money by old women who were against the practice. Emperor K'ang was able to save the lives and healths of millions of men. He strongly encouraged inoculation and left behind his knowledge for his descendants.
  • The 18th Century

    The 18th Century
    Edward Jenner - Smallpox
  • Vaccination in Africa

    A man named Cotton Mather received Onesimus an African American slave as a present. Onesimus bore a scar from smallpox Variolation in Africa. Mr. Mather read more into the matter leading him to promote the practice in Massachusetts.
  • National Vaccine Agency

    After the US Congress signed an act to encourage Vaccinations, James Smith was appointed National Vaccine Agent.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
  • HPV vaccine

    HPV vaccine
  • Ebola Vaccine

  • Covid-19 Vaccine

    Covid-19 Vaccine
    The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine