8000 B.C. - Shamen –
first doctor with first medicine
2000 B.C. –
Trepanners – first attempt at surgery
2000 B.C. - The
goddess Sekhmet was believed to cause or cure diseases
450 B.C. to 300 A.D.
– Hippocrates most famous doctor in Greek history
-phlegm - Phlegm caused a person to have little energy.
-black bile - Excessive black bile was thought to cause depression.
-yellow bile - Yellow bile gave a person an excessively fiery temperament.
-If person was sick,
there was an imbalance of the four humours – therefore, try
and balance it.
700 A.D. to 1500
A.D. – Arabian pharmacists made several improvements towards
the medical field
500 A.D. to 1400
A.D. – Middle Ages, healing battle wounds
1400 A.D. to 1700
A.D. – The Renaissance
1700 A.D. to 1800
Analysisstyle="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(204, 255, 255);">Medical history can be stretched back as far as 8000 B.C. where the most important medical treatment was drinking animal blood. As time went on, the introduction of many new medical techniques and innovations helped structure the society itself. For example, when the Greeks saw dirt and muck in the water supply correlating to sickness, they quickly worked out the problem by filtering the water and providing an efficient sewage system. The significance of one’s own hygiene became important in the way people lived and how one viewed the general public. Arabian pharmacists introduced books with detailed prescriptions which led to new techniques in pharmacy and the integration of hospitals into society.During the same time period, Eastern Europe had a noticeable decline in medical developments with the existence of the Bubonic Plague and the introduction of amputations.Thankfully, the Renaissance provided a boost of new inventions and ideas. Several intellectuals led by Leonardo da Vinci studied the human body and progressively learned how it worked. By 1800 A.D., medical discoveries were far-reaching all across the globe, but as many would soon find out, there was still much to be learned.