Health Science

Events

First successful external chest compression resuscitation

1903

Blood compatibility first used (blood type and rejection)

1903

Novocain used as a local anesthetic

1905

First blood transfusion

1907

Use of Thomas splint introduced

1917

Vaccine for Diptheria

Approx. 1923

Vaccine for Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

1925

Tetanus Vaccine-1927

1927

Vaccine for Tuberculosis

1927

Penicilin discovered

1928

Yellow Fever Vaccine

1935

Typhus Vaccine

1937

Penicilin used to treat infections

1942

blood plasma used as in alternative for transfusions

1944

Influenza Vaccine

1945

First kidney transplant

1950

Watson and Crick discover the double helix structure of DNA

1952

first open heart surgery

1952

trauma care introduced for soldiers in the Vietnam and Korean wars

1955

First pacemaker is installed

1958

First Pacemaker installed

1958

First hip replacement surgery

1960

CPR developed

1960

First oral birth control approved by the FDA

1960

Oral Polio Vaccine

1962

First liver transplant

1963

First Liver transplant

1963

Measels Vaccine

1964

Lasers first used in eye surgery

1964

Mumps Vaccines

1967

First heart transplant

1967

Rubella Vaccine

1970

CAT scan

1972

MRI started being use in the medical field

1972

Chicken Pox Vaccine

1974

Treatment for Pnuemonia

1977

Meningitis Vaccine

1978

Hepatitis B Hepatitis B

1981

First heart and lung transplant

1987

Hepatitis A

1992

Lyme Disease Vaccine

1998

first face transplant

2005

Laser used in keyhole surgery to treat brain cancer

2008

first leg transplant

2011

first womb transplant

2012