October 31, 2020
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The change in medical devices and innovations
Project for Intro to Digital Technology
⟶ Updated 23 Oct 2018 ⟶
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1816 - The creation of the stethoscope.
1818 - First successful human blood transfusion performed.
1842 - First surgical operation using anesthesia.
1852 - Hypodermic syringes with a plunger invented.
1855 - Laryngoscope (an instrument for examining the larynx, or for inserting a tube through it) was invented.
1879 - Vaccine for Cholera created.
1899 - First commercial aspirin sold.
1920 - Band-Aid invented.
1922 - Insulin used to treat diabetes.
1895 - First documented use of x-rays.
1901 - First ECG or EKG machine.
1923 - Vaccine for diphtheria produced.
1924 - Tetanus vaccine created.
1955 - First Polio vaccine used on children.
1958 - Pacemaker and artificial heart valve developed.
1959 - First transplant successful where recipient survived more than a year.
1962 - First hip replacement using a metal head placed in a polyethylene acetabular cup.
1927 - "Iron Lung" invented.
1928 - The medicinal qualities of penicillin are uncovered.
1943 - First electron linear accelerator designed for radiation therapy created.
1945 - First human hemodialysis machine used.
1947 - First stereotactic devices for human neurosurgery invented.
1948 - Plastic contact lenses developed.
1949 - The first implant of the intraocular lens.
1951 - Tylenol approved by the FDA.
1955 - First ultrasound used on a pregnant woman.
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