medicine history timeline
Unwritten history is not easy to interpret, and, although much may be learned from a study of the drawings, bony remains, and surgical tools of early humans, it is difficult to reconstruct their mental attitude toward the problems of disease and death. It seems probable that, as soon as they reached the stage of reasoning, they discovered by the process of trial and error which plants might be used as foods, which of them were poisonous, and which of them had some medicinal value. Folk medicine or domestic medicine, consisting largely in the use of vegetable products, or herbs, originated in this fashion and still persists.
History of medicine, the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 21st century.
Heart Hospital, HMC, Doha, Qatar
1913 Dr. Paul Dudley White pioneers the use of the electrocardiograph – ECG
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Find key developments in the field of medicine, from the birth of Hippocrates to today.
The FDA approves the first human clinical trials in the United States for a wearable artificial kidney designed by Blood Purification Technologies Inc. out of Beverly Hills, California.
- Scientific breakthroughs: As “germ theory” developed, scientists began to test and prove the principles of hygiene and antisepsis in treating wounds and preventing infection. New inventions included the electrocardiograph, which records the electrical activity of the heart over time.
- Communications: As postal services and other communications improved, medical knowledge was able to spread rapidly.
- Political changes: Democracy led to people demanding health as a human right.
1935: Max Theiler, a South African microbiologist, developed the first successful vaccine for yellow fever.