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History of medicine

TermDefinition
Clara Barton Founded the American Red Cross in 1881
Chinese Used acupuncture to relieve pain and congestion
Marie Curie Isolated radium in 1910
Leonardo de Vinci Artist who used dissection to draw the human body
Dark Ages Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited
Egyptians Earliest people known to maintain accurate health records
Gabriel Fahrenhiet Created the first mercury thermometer
Sir Alexander Flaming Discovered penicillin in 1928
William Harvey Described the circulation of blood to and from the heart
Hippocrates The father of medicine
Edward Jenner Developed the vaccine for smallpox in 1796
Robert Koch Developed the culture plate method to identify pathegons
Joseph Lister Began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
Gregory Mendel Established the patterns of heredity
Florence Nightingale Founder of Modern Nursing
Louis Pasteur Began pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria
Rhazes An Arab physician who began the use of animal gut for suture material
William Roentgen Discovered X-rays in 1895
Romans Began public health and sanitation systems
Jonas Salk Developed the polio vaccine in 1952
Andreas Vesalius Author of must influential book on human anatomy
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