Long 19th and 20th Century Key Dates

HideShow resource information
1798
Jenner's smallpox vaccination
1 of 24
1799
Humphry Davy discovers laughing gas as an anaesthetic
2 of 24
1800
Liston discovers ether as an anaesthetic
3 of 24
1818
Blundell performed the first human blood transfusion
4 of 24
1834
Chadwick published the Poor Law report
5 of 24
1847
Semmelweis told doctors to wash their hands AND Simpson discovers chloroform as an anaesthetic
6 of 24
1848
Hannah Greener died in an operation to remove her toenail after an overdose of chloroform
7 of 24
1854
Nightingale and Seacole went to nurse in Crimea AND Snow linked cholera to the Broad Street Pump
8 of 24
1861
Pasteur's Germ Theory
9 of 24
1865
Octavia Hill sets up houses for the poor
10 of 24
1867
Lister uses carbolic spray as an antiseptic
11 of 24
1872
Koch links germs to disease
12 of 24
1876
Garrett becomes the first British female doctor
13 of 24
1889
Halsted invents rubber gloves for surgery
14 of 24
1895
Rontgen invents x-rays
15 of 24
1901
Landsteiner discovers blood groups
16 of 24
1905
Ehrlich creates Salvarsan 606 (the first magic bullet) to cure syphilis
17 of 24
1911
Lloyd George (prime minister) introduces pensions and public health reforms
18 of 24
1928
Fleming discovers penicillin
19 of 24
1932
Domagk makes the second magic bullet (Prontosil) to cure blood poisoning
20 of 24
1939
Florey and Chain experiment with penicillin and decide to get it mass produced
21 of 24
1942
Beveridge wrote the Beveridge Report to persuade the idea of the NHS
22 of 24
1948
Bevan started the NHS
23 of 24
1967
Barnard performed the first heart transplant
24 of 24

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Humphry Davy discovers laughing gas as an anaesthetic

Back

1799

Card 3

Front

Liston discovers ether as an anaesthetic

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Blundell performed the first human blood transfusion

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Chadwick published the Poor Law report

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all Medicine through time (OCR History A) resources »