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Medical Inventions and Discoveries


Invention
Scientist
Year
Adhesive plaster-covered bandages
Paul Beiersdorf
1882
Anaesthetic
William Morton
1846
Anthrax (vaccine)
Louis Pasteur
1881
Antiseptic
Joseph Lister
1865
Artificial heart (implant, human)
Denton Cooley
1969

Artificial limbs
Ambrose Pare
1575 (book: Works)
Artificial skin
Dr John F. Burke & Ioannis V. Yanna
1979
Aspirin
Felix Hoffman & Heinrich Dreser
1899
Bacteria
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
1673
Bifocal lenses
Benjamin Franklin
1784
Birth control pill
Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Min- Chueh Chang
1960 (approved by U.S. Federal Drug Agency)
Blood circulation
William Harvey
1610
Blood transfusion
Dr Thomas Blundell
1818
Chemotherapy
Paul Ehrlich
1911
Cholera (vaccine)
Louis Pasteur
1880
Contact lens (glass)
Adolf Fick
1887
Corneal transplants
Eduard Zirm
1906
Cough drops
James Smith & Sons
1847
Dental drill
George Fellows Harrington
1864
Disposable syringe
Colin Murdoch (NZ)
1956 (patent)
DNA (structure)
Francis Crick, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin
1953
Electrocardiograph
Willem Einthoven
1902
Genetics
Johann Gregor Mendel
1866
Heart transplants
Christiaan Barnard
1967
Hypodermic syringe
Charles Gabriel Pravaz Alexander Wood (simultaneously)
1853
Insulin
Frederick Banting & Charles Best
1921
Iron lung
Philip Drinker
1929
Morphine
Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Serturner
1805
Ophthalmoscope
Hermann Ludwig von Helmholtz
1851
Oral contraceptive pill
Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Min- Chueh Chang
1960 (approved by U.S. Federal Drug Agency)
Pacemaker (artificial, implantable)
Wilson Greatbatch
1960 (first implant)
Pasteurisation
Louis Pasteur
1864
Pathology
Giovanni Battista Morgagni
1761
Penicillin
Alexander Fleming
1928
Plastic surgery
Archibald Hector McIndoe
1940s
Polio (vaccine)
Jonas Salk
1955 (field trial results announced)
Quinine
Pierre Joseph Pelletier & Joseph Bienaime Caventou
1820
Rabies (vaccine)
Louis Pasteur
1885
Rubella (vaccine)
Paul D Parkman & Harry M Meyer Jr
1966
Scurvy
James Lind
1753
Smallpox (vaccine)
Edward Jenner
1796 (first experiments)
Stethoscope
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec
1816
Thermometer (medical)
Thomas Allbutt
1867
Tranquiliser dart gun
Colin Murdoch (NZ)
1950s
Tourniquet
Etienne J. Morel
1674
X-rays
Wilhelm Roentgen
1895

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