Medical Milestones

Timeline created by ligman07
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1000
    to
    Dec 31, 1099

    First schools of medicine established; Salerno, Italy

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1200
    to
    Dec 31, 1299

    First strict measures for control of public hygiene

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1300
    to
    Dec 31, 1399

    First dissection of human corpse

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400
    to
    Dec 31, 1499

    First recorded regulations for mid-wives

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Colombus discovers America

    Colombus discovers America
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Johannes Gutenberg invented printing press

    Johannes Gutenberg invented printing press
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1500
    to

    First scientific study of human anatomy published

  • Anton Von Leeuwenhoek invented first microscope

    Anton Von Leeuwenhoek invented first microscope
  • Period: to

    Blood circulation first described; Bacteria discovered

  • Period: to

    First law requring licensed medical practitioners

    &Obstetrics established as a separate branch of medicine
  • Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals

    Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals
  • Vaccination against small pox developed

    Vaccination against small pox developed
  • Period: to

    Diagnostic tools, such as microscope, thermometer, and x-rays invented

  • Rene Laennek invented the stethoscope

    Rene Laennek invented the stethoscope
  • First practical anesthetic, ether, introduced

  • Elizabeth Blackwell became first woman to qualify as doctor in US

    Elizabeth Blackwell became first woman to qualify as doctor in US
  • Florence Nightengale started first school of nursing

    Florence Nightengale started first school of nursing
  • First AIDS-like cases identified

    First AIDS-like cases identified
  • Germ theory introduced

    Germ theory introduced
  • Clara Barton "Angel of the Battlefield" established Red Cross

    Clara Barton "Angel of the Battlefield" established Red Cross
  • James Bonsack invented Cigarette-making machine

    James Bonsack invented Cigarette-making machine
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Rabies vaccine discovered

    Rabies vaccine discovered
  • Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays

    Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays
  • Period: to

    Major blood types identified

  • FDA passes Pure Food and Drug Act

    FDA passes Pure Food and Drug Act
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • First refridgerator sold

    First refridgerator sold
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Start of World War I

    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Influenza Outbreak

    Influenza Outbreak
  • First antibiotic drug, penicillin, discovered

    First antibiotic drug, penicillin, discovered
  • Konrad Zuse invented first Personal Computer

    Konrad Zuse invented first Personal Computer
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Period: to

    First successful polio vaccine

  • Francis Crick and James Watson publish their paper proposing thedouble helix structure of DNA

    Francis Crick and James Watson publish their paper proposing thedouble helix structure of DNA
  • Jonas Salk discovered polio virus vaccine

    Jonas Salk discovered polio virus vaccine
  • Birth Control Pill Introduced

    Birth Control Pill Introduced
  • Christian Bernard Performed First Successful Heart Transplant

    Christian Bernard Performed First Successful Heart Transplant
  • First successful bone marrow transplant

    First successful bone marrow transplant
  • First test tube baby born

    First test tube baby born
  • AIDS first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    AIDS first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992

    Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
  • Scientists clone sheep

    Scientists clone sheep
  • Democratic President Barack Obama elected into office

    Democratic President Barack Obama elected into office
    SOCIAL/POLITICAL
  • Gene Therapy **Still being developed**

    Gene Therapy **Still being developed**