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History of Medicine Timeline

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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 a...

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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 Can...

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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 ...

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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 Josep...

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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
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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 ...

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