Turning points in the history of medicine

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5th/4th century BC: Hippocrates develops theory of four humours
Ideas about natural causes of disease now as important/common as supernatural (rather than just common-sense ideas)
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5th/4th century BC: Hippocrates develops clinical observation
Doctors have to follow rules/spread methods
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1530s-1560s: Vesalius makes detailed anatomical drawings
Proved Galen wrong & challenged Greek/Roman ideas by human dissection
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1530s-1560s: Paré tries new surgical methods
New surgery methods written down in books so ideas spread/ideas don't work very effectively until antiseptics developed
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1620s-1650s: Harvey studies heart
Challenged Greek/Roman ideas & proved by experiments
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1790s: Smallpox vaccination
Prevented infectious disease/leads to vaccinations against other diseases
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1860s: Pasteur develops germ theory
Later developments in operations/cures/public health/hospitals become possible once link between germs/disease proved/understood
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1840s: Simpson develops anaesthetics
More complex operations possible
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1860s: Lister develops effective anaesthetics
Operations now safe way to treat illnesses/injury instead of last resort
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1850s: Nightingale improves hospitals/nursing practices
Clean hospitals mean people who visit don't die/no longer last resort
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1875: Public Health Act
Town conditions cleaner/leads to end of disease/improvements in living conditions, housing etc. later on
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1911: Ehrlich creates first magic bullet
Cure for syphilis leads to chemical cures for other diseases
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1928: Penicillin discovered
Cure for infectious disease developed/most now treatable with antibiotics
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New surgery methods written down in books so ideas spread/ideas don't work very effectively until antiseptics developed

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Challenged Greek/Roman ideas & proved by experiments

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