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300 BC
Human dissection allowed in Greece
1 of 43
162 AD
Galen arrived in Rome
2 of 43
410 AD
Collapse of Roman Empire
3 of 43
12th Century
Lost Ancient Greek & Roman medical books reach Europe
4 of 43
1347
Black Death in Italy
5 of 43
1348
Black death in Britain
6 of 43
1543
Fabric of Human body published
7 of 43
1660
Royal Society set up
8 of 43
1665
Great Plague
9 of 43
1798
Smallpox vaccine experiments published
10 of 43
1831-2
Cholera epidemic - 32,000 killed
11 of 43
1842
Chadwick published sanitary report
12 of 43
1846
John Warren used Ether successfully
13 of 43
1847
James Simpson discovered Chloroform
14 of 43
1848-9
Public Health Act & Second Chloera epidemic (64,000)
15 of 43
1852
Smallpox made compulsory
16 of 43
1853-4
John Snow found cholera was water-bourne
17 of 43
1854-6
The Crimean War - Florence Nightingale career started
18 of 43
1857
Chloroform used Queen Victoria's birth
19 of 43
1858
Great stink - Bazalgette's Sewers
20 of 43
1860
Florence Nightingale published Notes for Nursing
21 of 43
1861
Germ Theory published
22 of 43
1864
Germ Theory proved
23 of 43
1867
Carbolic acid (spray by Lister) & Reform Act ( working class men got vote)
24 of 43
1875
Public Health act , Artisans Dwellings Act
25 of 43
1875-8
Anthrax studied by Koch
26 of 43
1876
Women take medical degrees
27 of 43
1879
Chicken cholera - Pasteur
28 of 43
1899
Seebohm Rowntree - report on poverty in York (28% in squalor)
29 of 43
1899-1902
Boer War - 38% volunteers unfit
30 of 43
1901
Blood groups - Karl Landsteiner
31 of 43
1906
School Meals & Magic bullet (Ehrlich)
32 of 43
1909
Old age pensions & back to back houses banned
33 of 43
1911
National Insurance act
34 of 43
1915
Sodium citrate - blood clotting
35 of 43
1916
Citrus glucose - blood storage
36 of 43
1928
Fleming discovered penicillin
37 of 43
1937
Florey & Chain read article on penicillin
38 of 43
1941
Florey, Chain & Heatley proved it worked on humans
39 of 43
1948
NHS set up
40 of 43
1956
Clean air act
41 of 43
1967
First heart transplant
42 of 43
1979
Elimination of smallpox
43 of 43

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