June 30, 2021
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History of Medicine
Sarah N Merchant
⟶ Updated 27 Jan 2020 ⟶
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Edward Jenner creates the first smallpox vaccine method.
Humphry Davy discovered the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide.
Friedrich Serturner was the first to isolate morphine.
Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope
James Blundell performed the first successful blood transfusion.
William T. G. Morton performed the first painless surgery with general anesthesia.
Elizabeth Blackwell is the first woman to get a medical degree in the US.
Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch establish the germ theory of disease.
Louis Pasteur developed anthrax vaccine
Wilhelm Rontgen discovered medical use of X-Ray in medical imaging.
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