Timeline History

Medical History Timeline 1961 - 1970



Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events
1961 U.S. Public Health Service begins large scale use of Sabin vaccine.   Death of Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist )              
1962 First oral polio vaccine (as an alternative to the injected vaccine). U.S. Congress passes legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid.      
1963   Death of Allen Oldfather Whipple ( devised the Whipple procedure in 1935 for treatment of pancreatic cancer ) Thomas Fogarty invented the "medical industry standard" balloon embolectomy catheter.        
1964 Firstvaccine for measles.         Immunization Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine & Autism
Immunization Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine & Autism
1965   Frank Pantridge installs the first portable defibrillator U.S. Congress passes law requiring label on cigarette packages: "Warning: Cigarette Smoking may be Hazardous to your Health."        
1966          
1967 First vaccine for mumps.   Sir Godfrey N. Hounsfield , British electrical engineer, develops the CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanner, a device which creates a detailed, 3-dimensional display of the body's internal organs by combining multiple, cross-sectional X-rays taken at different angles around the body. South African heart surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the first human heart transplant.
      Every Second Counts: The Race to Transplant the First Human Heart
Every Second Counts: The Race to Transplant the First Human Heart
1968          
1969            
1970 First vaccine for rubella. Forrest Bird invented a pediatric respirator in 1970 that greatly reduced infant mortality for babies with respiratory problems.       Rubella: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
Rubella: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events


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