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1720 Inoculation introduced by Lady Mary Wortley Montague from Turkey.
1769 Smallpox vaccination made by Edward Jenner.
1799 Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) discovered as an anaesthetic by Humphrey Davy.
1800 Theory of spontaneous generation began.
1834 Poor law amendment act set up the workhouse.
1844 Laughing gas used for the first time by Horace Wells.
1846 - Ether used for the first the first time in the USA.
1847 James Simpson begins to use chloroform.
1850's Portable chloroform inhaler discovered by John Snow.
1853 Queen Victoria uses chloroform to give birth to her 8th child.
1854 Crimea war began.
1861 Germ theory discovered by Louis Pasteur.
1865 Carbolic spray found by Joseph Lister.
1878 Chicken cholera vaccine made by Louis Pasteur.
1880 Robert Koch isolated the Anthrax germ.
1881 Anthrax vaccine created by Louis Pasteur.
1885 Rabies vaccine created by Louis Pasteur.
1890 Diphtheria discovered by Emil Behring.
1895 X-rays discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen.
1901 For blood groups discovered by Karl Landenstenier.
1906 TB vaccine created by Calmette and Guerin called the BCG.
1908/9 Paul Ehrlich creates magic bullets Salvarson 606 against syphilis.
1913 Emil Behring creates Diphtheria vaccine.
1922 Pasteurised milk introduced.
1924 Gowland- Hopkins discovers the cause of Scurvy and rickets.
1928 Alexandra Fleming discovers Penicillin.
1930's Sulphonamides discovered (magic bullet).
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Blood banks introduced.
1942 William Beveridge wrote the beveridge report on the state of health.
1948 NHS introduced by Aneuran Bevan.
1954 Vaccine used with dead polio viruses by Jonas Salk.
1960 Vaccine used with live polio viruses by Albert Sabin.
1967 First heart transplant by Christian Bernard.…read more