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Medical History Timeline 1971 - 1980



Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events
1971 Discovery of Viroids                 Viroids and Satellites: Molecular Parasites at the Frontier of Life
Viroids and Satellites: Molecular Parasites at the Frontier of Life
1972          
1973 Stanely Cohen and Herbert Boyer, invented the technique of DNA cloning CAT scan invented by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack       DNA Cloning; A Practical Approach Volume 2: Expression Systems
DNA Cloning; A Practical Approach Volume 2: Expression Systems
1974 First vaccine for chicken pox.

Giorgio Fischer a gynecologist invented liposuction
Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a technique in which excess fatty tissue is suctioned from beneath the skin. Prior to surgery, doctors flush the targeted area or areas with a solution composed of lidocaine (a local anesthetic similar in its numbing effects to novocaine), saline, and epinephrine (a drug that constricts blood vessels and thus reduces bleeding during surgery).
Death of Virginia Apgar
Virginia Apgar was one of Columbia University's first female M.D.s. She graduated in 1933. She was one of the first American women to specialize in surgery. She became Columbia's first-ever full Professor of Anesthesiology in 1949. Apgar specialized in anesthesia and childbirth. She invented the Newborn Scoring System, also called the Apgar Score, in 1949 that assessed the health of newborns.

Raymond Damadian, American physician, is granted a patent on his invention of the magnetic resonance imaging device.
        Textbook of Liposuction
Textbook of Liposuction
1975 Monoclonal antibodies developed       Monoclonal Antibodies: A Manual of Techniques
Monoclonal Antibodies: A Manual of Techniques
1976   Death of Wilder Penfield (pioneer in neurology )       Neurology: Neurology
Neurology: Neurology
1977 First vaccine for pneumonia.         Pneumonia: Pocketbook
Pneumonia: Pocketbook
1978 First vaccine for meningitis. Death of Charles Best (assisted in the discovery of insulin ) First test-tube baby is born in the U.K.
      Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution
Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution
1979   ultrasound scan invented by Ian Donald          
1980   Death of Hans Asperger (Austrian paediatrician after whom Asperger's Syndrome is named )   W.H.O. (World Health Organization) announces smallpox is eradicated.       The Life and Death of Smallpox
The Life and Death of Smallpox
Year Medical Discovery / Inventions medical articles / thesis
Famous Births/Deaths Medical Equipments Medical Events


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