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

First Egyptian Physician

Imhotep, the physician built the Step Pyramid for King Zoser circa 2650 BCE Continue reading

Spain Built a Military Hospital

The first military hospital was built by the Spanish at Mechelen in Brabant (now Malines, Belgium) during Spain's campaign Continue reading

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

Denton A Cooley

In the 1950s Cooley returned to Houston to become associate professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and to work at its affiliate institution, The Methodist Hospital. During the 1950s, Cooley began working with American cardiac surgeon, scientist, and medical educator Michael E. DeBakey. 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