Medicine Key Dates

1250 - 1500
medieval Britain
1 of 40
1348
Black Death arrives
2 of 40
1440
Printing press invented
3 of 40
1500 - 1700
renaissance
4 of 40
1536
dissolution of the monasteries in England
5 of 40
1543
Vesalius' publishes The Fabric of the Human Body
6 of 40
1628
William Harvey publishes book on circulation of blood in the body
7 of 40
1660
Royal Society meet for the first time in London
8 of 40
1665
Great Plague arrives in London
9 of 40
1676
Thomas Sydenham publishes Obeservations Medicae
10 of 40
1700 - 1900
medicine in 18th century to 19th century Britain
11 of 40
1796 - 1798
Edward Jenner discovr smallpox vaccination
12 of 40
1803
Royal Jennerian Society established
13 of 40
1842
William E. Clarke successfully uses ether to anaesthetise a patient
14 of 40
1847
James Simpson discovers effects of chloroform
15 of 40
1854
Florence Nightingale treats wounded soldiers in the crimean war
16 of 40
1854
John Snow discovers the significance of the Broad Street pump in causing cholera
17 of 40
1859
Nightingale publishes Notes on Nursing
18 of 40
1861
Louis Pasteur discover Germ Theory
19 of 40
1865
Joseph lister uses carbolic acid in surgery for the first time
20 of 40
1875
second public health act (mandatory)
21 of 40
1878
Pasteur begins work creating vaccines
22 of 40
1882
Robert Koch publishes his four hypothesis and discover the bacteria causing tuberculosis
23 of 40
1895
William Roentgen discover x-rays
24 of 40
1898
Royal Army Medical Corps founded (RAMC)
25 of 40
1900 - present
modern medicine in Britain
26 of 40
1901
Karl Landsteiner discovers blood groups
27 of 40
1907
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) founded
28 of 40
1909 - 1910
Paul Ehrlich discovers the first magic bullet - Salvarsan 606
29 of 40
1914
Albert Hustin discovers that sodium citrate stops blood from clotting
30 of 40
1928
Flemming discovers penicillin
31 of 40
1932
discovery of the second magic bullet - Prontosil
32 of 40
1941
Florey and Chain develop penicillin into a usable treatment
33 of 40
1942
national immunisation campaign against diphtheria launched
34 of 40
1953
Franklin, Watson and Crick discover structure of DNA
35 of 40
1956
Clean Air Act passed
36 of 40
1990
Human genome project began
37 of 40
1914 - 1918
British sector on the Western Front
38 of 40
1915
First gas attacks, prompts issuing of gas masks
39 of 40
1917
First blood depot is used at Battle of Cambrai
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renaissance

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dissolution of the monasteries in England

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