Timeline History

Medical History Timeline 1941 - 1950



Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events
1941                    
1942          
1943 Microbiologist Selman A. Waksman discovers the antibiotic streptomycin, later used in the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases.      
1944 Selman Waksman discovers streptomycin, antibiotic effective against TB.          
1945 First vaccine for influenza.        
1946          
1947 Parke-Davis announces discovery of antibiotic Chloromycetin.          
1948          
1949 First implant of intraocular lens, by Sir Harold Ridley Death of Thomas Addis (pioneered urine testing and the study of renal diseases )          
1950 John Hopps invented the first cardiac pacemaker.

Pfizer announces discovery of antibiotic Terramycin.
American and British researchers publish papers presenting evidence that smoking causes lung cancer. Death of Charles Drew


Dr. Charles Drew and his pioneering research into blood plasma preservation and creator of the first blood bank in Britain

         
Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events


Medical History Timeline 1931-1940

Medical History Timeline 1951-1960

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