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1796
jenner discovers the smallpox vaccination
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1832
cholera epidemic
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1842
chadwicks report on public health
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1847
simpson discovers chloroform
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1853
smallpox vaccination becomes compulsory
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1854
john snow shows that cholera is spread by water
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1854
in the crimean war florence nightinggale proves that hospital cleanliness helps reduce the death rate
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1857
Queen Victoria uses chloroform during labour
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1861
pasteurs germ theory
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1865
lister discovers and proves that carbolic acid can be used to fight infection during operations
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1972
koch begins investigating different germs that cause disease
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1875
the public health act states that towns must clean streets and sewers
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1879
pasteur discovers a cure for chicken cholera
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1890
halstead suggests using rubber gloves during operations
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1900
landsteiner discovers the blood groups
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1911
first chemical compound cures infection
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1914-18
plastic surgery improves during the first world war
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1928
flemming discovers that penicillin kills germs
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1930's
florey and chain develop penicillin
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1939-45
penicillin is mass produced because of world war 2
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1948
NHS is established
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cholera epidemic

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chadwicks report on public health

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simpson discovers chloroform

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smallpox vaccination becomes compulsory

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