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2630 BC Imhotep
500 BC Hippocrates
476 AD Fall of Rome
900s AD Dates of Arabic possession of medical knowledge following the fall of Rome
1665 Great Plague of London
1666 Great Fire of London
1800s Industrial Revolution
1840 Vaccinations made free for infants
1842 Edwin Chadwick's "Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain"
1848 Public Health Act (voluntary health committees)
1853 Vaccinations made compulsory for infants
1860s Lister used "Carbolic Acid"
1861 Pasteur published "Germ Theory"
1875 Public Health Act (compulsory health committees)
1901 Landsteiner discovered blood groups
1902 Boer War "40% volunteers for fighting were unfit" - Showed government that better public health is needed
1906 Free school meals Liberal reform
1907 School medical inspections Liberal reform
1909 Old age pension act Liberal reform
1911 National Insurance act Liberal reform
1919 Nurses had to register to become a nurse
1928 Alexander Fleming and Penicillin's discovery
1939 Flory and Chain mass produce Penicillin in America
1940 Blitz (German bombing of London and other towns)
1942 Beveridge Report
1939-1945 World War 2
1948 Aneurin Bevan (Labour party health minister) set up "National Health Service (NHS)"