Jean-Henri Dunant

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. Continue reading

The Red Cross – the begining

The first international medical relief organization was the Red Cross, technically formed at the Geneva Convention of 1864 and the Red Cross still has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Continue reading

Endoscope to see deeper into bodily orifices

Pierre Segalas invented an endoscope in 1827, which allowed physicians to see deeper into bodily orifices, he called it a speculum. Continue reading

Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

A Woman Writes a Medical Text

A book concerning diseases of the stomach, kidneys and uterus, was written by Metrodora, a greek woman from around the 1st Century. Continue reading

Illustrations in Human Anatomy Treatise

Human anatomy treatise with illustrations was published in Basel, Switzerland, in 1543 De humani corporis fabrica (On the Human’s Bodily Works). Continue reading

Human Anatomy Treatise

Mondino de' Luzzi wrote the human anatomy dissection treatise Anathomia Mundini which was published in 1316 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

Nightingale Training School for Nurses

Florence Nightingale founded the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, England on June 1860. Continue reading

Founding of Deaconess Institute

Theodor Fliedner founded the Deaconess Institute, a nursing school in 1836 at Kaiserswerth, near Dusseldorf, Germany. Continue reading