Who invented medicine?

The invention of medicines dates back to centuries. It was in around 3000 B. C. that the Egyptians used remedies to fight diseases and they also performed basic surgeries by general examination of the patient and mainly the guess work and magic worked. In Greece Hippocrates was considered as the father of the medicine. He was the one to classify diseases and the first to perform the chest surgery. He is well known for the Hippocratic Oath as the doctors till date, take this oath.  The Romans were the one who marked the science of surgical instruments; they used the instruments and developed the cataract operations.

Later in the medieval period the medicines field faced a period of downfall. People had more faith in magic and witchcraft. Then again the knowledge of medicine rekindled with researchers such as Vesalius, Thomas Brown and Servetus etc. who were the strong believers of medicines and totally against the superstitions.

The history of medicine faced renewal in 1865 when Joseph Lister brought the importance of antiseptics to the public. And then one by one people like Gregor Mendel with Mendel’s law, Louis Pasteur along with Charles had theories of germs, development of X-Ray’s and ECG’s, antibiotics and penicillin, Crick and Watson with DNA, ailments for cancer, heart and kidney diseases all contributed to the history of medicines.

The continual changes in the history of medicines seem to be so promising so as to eradicate the diseases in the times to come.

By admin On Feb 10 2011


One Response to “Who invented medicine?”

  1. It was realy very informative and i will definitely share this info to my best known friends and kith and kin..

    At 3:14 pm, November 4, 2011

Leave a Reply

Send me an e-mail notification when new comment is posted

Who invented defibrillator?

Defibrillator was invented by William B. Kouwenhoven in 1930. William studied the relation between the electric shocks and its effects on human heart when he was a student at John Hopkins University School of Engineering. His studies helped him to invent a device for external jump start of the heart. He invented the defibrillator and […]

Read More

Who invented bionics?

Jack. E. Steele created bionics in 1958. Jack was working at the Aeronautics Division House at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He worked as a doctor in the rank of a colonel in Air Force. He served for twenty years as the doctor. When he gave the term bionics he did not […]

Read More

Who invented pacemaker?

The first heart pacemaker was invented by a Canadian scientist John Hoops in the year 1950. Hoops completed his training as an electrical engineer from the University of Manitoba when he was just 21 and started working with the national research council in 1941. In 1949 Hoops started his research on hypothermia where he worked […]

Read More
gospels923 toadeater321 shipping819 toughness indoctrination003 avoidless272 clamant885