Timeline of Major Medical and Scientific People and Events

Significant scientists

Galileo Galilei

february 15, 1564 - january 8, 1642

Proposed idea of the universe being heliocentric, not geocentric.

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

august 28, 1743 - may 8, 1794

the Revolution in chemistry

Charles Darwin

february 12, 1809 - april 19, 1882

Created the theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859.

Louis Pasteur

December 27, 1822 - september 28, 1895

Discovered Germ Theory of Disease

Edwin Hubble

november 20, 1889 - september 28, 1953

the modern telescope

Significant Sci. events

Robert Boyle: exp. theory of elem.

1662

Robert Boyle, the father ofmodern chemistry, proposed an experimental theory of elements.

1st reflecting telescope

1668

Isaac Newton builds the first reflecting telescope

Mercury thermometer

1714

mercury thermometer with temperature scale invented by german Gabriel Fahrenheit

Celsius temp

1742

Celsius temperature scale devised by Anders Celsius

steam engine

1769

James Watt patents the steam engine

Miraculous Men in Medicine

Roger Bacon

1214 - 1294

wrote on convex lenses to treat longsightedness

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

1632 - 1723

was the first to observe micro- organisms

Rudolf Virchow

1821 - 1902

known for his advancement of public health

Louis Pasteur (2)

1822 - 1895

Discovered germ theory

Joseph Lister

1827 - 1912

pioneered antiseptic surgery

Miraculous Medical events

Small Pox and Blood

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persian physician Razhes is the first to identify small pox as distinguished from measles and to suggest blood as the cause of infectious disease.

invention of microscope

1590

Dutch lens grinder Sacharius Jannssen invents microscope

Leeuwenhoek refines microscope

1670

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek refines the microscope making over 500 models

stethoscope

1816

Rene' Laennec invents the stethoscope

insulin

1922

Insulin first used to treat diabetes.

Wars

Fifth Crusade

1213 ad - 1221

80 years war

1568 - 1648

Beaver Wars (Iroquois)

1640 - 1701

the 7 years war

1756 - 1763

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

greek war of independence

1821 - 1832

java war

1825 - 1830

first opium war

1839 - 1842

california indian wars

1850 - 1865

american civil war

1861 - 1865

comanche campaign

1867 - 1875

boxer rebellion

1899 - 1901

russian revolution

1905