Medicine Through Time

Black Death kills 40% of the population
1348
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Vesalius publishes his book on anatomy, proving Galen wrong
1543
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Harvey publishes his book, proving that the heart is a pump
1628
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Great Plague kills 100,000 in London
1665
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Jenner develops the smallpox vaccination
1796
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Chadwick publishes his report on the living conditions of the poor
1842
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Pasteur publishes his germ theory
1861
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Koch proves germ theory by identifying the anthrax bacterium
1875
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National Insurance
1911
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Fleming discovers penicillin
1928
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NHS begins
1948
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Structure of DNA
1953
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n Anatomy expert. Proved Galen wrong. Published book 1543.
Andreas Vesalius
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Proved the heart is a pump (Galen wrong again). Book 1628.
William Harvey
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Smallpox vaccination using cowpox. 1796
Edward Jenner
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Report on Living Conditions of the poor, 1842.
Edwin Chadwick
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Linked cholera to dirty water (Broad St pump), 1854.
John Snow
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Germ Theory 1861, proved germs cause disease (not spontaneous generation)
Louis Pasteur
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Used carbolic acid in surgery to prevent infection (antiseptics). 1865.
Joseph Lister
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Proved germ theory by identifying the anthrax bacterium, 1875.
Robert Koch
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Discovered penicillin in 1929 and published a paper on it.
Alexander Fleming
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Health Minister. Overcame opposition to launch NHS 1948.
Aneurin Bevan/ Nye Bevan
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