First Intestinal Surgery Performed

Hindu surgeon Susruta first performed surgery to repair perforated or obstructed intestines in India in 49 BCE. Continue reading

Europeans Controls Leprosy

Europe brought leprosy, a disfiguring contagious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae, under control in the 14th century. Continue reading

Carakasamhita Were First Medical Texts

Carakasamhita, a medical text from the first century CE, and the Susruta Samhita, a surgical text from the seventh century Continue reading

De Materia Medica Pharmacopoeia Published

Greek pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides published a five-volume pharmacopoeia titled De Materia Medica in 77 CE. Continue reading

First Artificial Heart Transplant

American surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley implanted the world's first entirely artificial heart into Haskell Karp, age 47, from Skokie, IL Continue reading

Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain (11 June 1818 – 18 September 1903) was a Scottish philosopher and educationalist in the British school of empiricism and a prominent and innovative figure in the fields of psychology, linguistics, logic, moral philosophy and education reform. Continue reading

Coronary Bypass Operation Streamed Online

Dr. Denton A. Cooley performed the first internet streamed open heart coronary bypass surgery on August 19, 1998 at a hospital in Houston, TX, USA. Continue reading

William Smellie

William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading

Mind and Body: The Theories of Their Relation

Scottish philosopher Alexander Bain, father of psychology published Mind and Body: The Theories of Their Relation in 1873 described Continue reading

Herophilus

Herophilos (/hɪˈrɒfɪləs/; Greek: Ἡρόφιλος; 335–280 BC), sometimes Latinised Herophilus, was a Greek physician deemed to be among the earliest anatomists. Continue reading