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Medical History Timeline 1931 - 1940



Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events
1931       Electron Microscope co-invented by Germans, Max Knott and Ernst Ruska            
1932 Researchers discover riboflavin, or vitamin B3. Gerhard Domagk develops a chemotherapeutic cure for streptococcus      
1933 Manfred Sakel discovers insulin shock therapy        
1934            
1935 First vaccine for yellow fever.

Ladislas J. Meduna discovers metrazol shock therapy

Gerhard Domagk discovers Protonsil, the first sulfa drug, and uses it to treat infections caused by streptococcus.
Birth of Sir Magdi Yacoub (One of the leading developers of the techniques of heart and heart-lung transplantation )        
1936 Tabern and Volwiler co-discovered the general anesthetic Pentothal

Egas Moniz discovers prefrontal lobotomy for treating mental diseases
Death of Charles Jean Henri Nicolle (microbiologist who won Nobel prize for work on typhus )        
1937 First vaccine for typhus.   The first heart-lung machine was built by physician John Heysham Gibbon Bernard Fantus starts the first blood bank at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, using a 2% solution of sodium citrate to preserve the blood. Refrigerated blood lasts ten days.

National Cancer Institute is founded.
       
1938 Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Bini discover electroconvulsive therapy National Institute for Infantile Paralysis is founded and begins 'March of Dimes' campaigns to raise money for research and treatment of polio.        
1939   Death of Sigmund Freud (founder of psychoanalysis )

Death of Norman Bethune (developer of battlefield surgical techniques )
         
1940 Howard Florey and Ernst Chain develop method to produce usable form of penicillin; a year later, first clinical trials of drug show it has remarkable ability to cure life threatening infections          
Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events


Medical History Timeline 1921-1930

Medical History Timeline 1941-1950

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