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History of Medicine

Based on Mrs. Driscoll's class

Marie Curie Isolated radium in 1910
Gregory Mendel Established the patterns of heredity
Edward Jenner Developed a vaccine for smallpox 1796
William Harvey Described the circulation of blood to and from the heart
Romans Began public health and sanitation systems
Discovered x-rays in 1895 William Roengten
The father of medicine Hippocrates
Discovered pencil in 1928 Sir Alexander Flemming
Artist who used dissection to draw the human body Leonardo Da Vinci / Michael Angelo
Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and use of medicine was prohibited. Dark Ages
Clara Barton Founded the American Red Cross in 1881
Egyptians Earliest people known to maintain accurate health results
Louis Pasteur Pasteurized milk / "germ theory".
Used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion Chinese
Developed the culture plate to identify pathogens Robert Koch
Florence Nightintale Founder of modern nursing
Began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery Joseph Lister
Gabriel Farenheit Created first mercury thermometer
Developed polio vaccine in 1952 Jonas Salk
Rhazes Arab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material.
Oncogene Gene from the DNA that shows a cancer disease.
(Dark Ages) What was the cause of illness? Demons / supernatural spirits / punishments from the gods.
(Dark Ages) What was their method of cure? Prayer / divine intervention
Created by: samira0540141



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