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History of Medicine Timeline

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History Timelines of Events provide fast facts and information about famous events in history. 

  • Many historical events, such as detailed in the History of Medicine timeline, occurred during times of crisis or evolution or change. 
  • Many of the famous World events as detailed in ...

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  • 500 BC Alcmaeon of Croton distinguished veins from arteries
  • 460 BC Birth of Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine begins the scientific study of medicine and prescribes a form of aspirin
  • 300 BC Diocles wrote the first known anatomy book
  • 280 BC Herophilus studies t...

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  • 130 AD Birth of Galen. Greek physician to gladiators and Roman emperors
  • c60AD Pedanius Dioscorides writes De Materia Medica
  • 1010 Avicenna writes The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine
  • 1249 Roger Bacon invents spectacles
  • 1489 Leonardo da Vinci dissects c...

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  • 1818 James Blundell performs the first successful transfusion of human blood
  • 1842 Crawford W. Long uses either as a general anesthetic
  • 1844 Dr. Horace Wells uses nitrous oxide as an anesthetic
  • 1846 William Morton, a dentist, is the first to publish the process of usin...

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  • 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell is the first woman to gain a medical degree from Geneva Medical College in New York
  • 1857 Louis Pasteur identifies germs as clause of disease
  • 1867 Joseph Lister develops the use of antiseptic surgical methods and publishes Antiseptic Principle of the P...

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  • 1887 First contact lenses developed
  • 1890 Emil von Behring discovers antitoxins and develops tetanus and diphtheria vaccines
  • 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovers X-rays
  • 1896 First vaccine developed for typhoid fever
  • 1897 First vaccine developed for Bubonic pl...

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  • 1935 First vaccine developed for yellow fever
  • Percy Lavon Julian synthesized the medicines physostigmine for glaucoma and cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis
  • 1937 First vaccine developed for typhus
  • Bernard Fantus pioneers the use of the first blood bank in Chicago
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  • 1952 Paul Zoll develops the first cardiac pacemaker
  • Jonas Salk develops the first polio vaccine
  • 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick work on the structure of the DNA molecule
  • 1954 Gertrude Elion patented a leukemia-fighting drug
  • Dr. Joseph E. Murray performs th...

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  • 1955 Jonas Salk develops the first polio vaccine
  • 1963 Thomas Fogarty invented the balloon embolectomy catheter
  • 1967 First vaccine developed for mumps
  • Dr. Christian Bernard performs the first human heart transplant
  • 1970 First vaccine developed for rubella

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  • 1981 First vaccine developed for hepatitis B
  • 1983 HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is identified
  • 1984 Alec Jeffreys devises a genetic fingerprinting method
  • 1985 Willem J. Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine
  • 1992 First vaccine developed for he...

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