Who invented medicine?

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The invention of medicines dates back to centuries. It was in around 3000 B. C. that the Egyptians used remedies to fight diseases and they also performed basic surgeries by general examination of the patient and mainly the guess work and magic worked. In Greece Hippocrates was considered as the father of the medicine. He was the one to classify diseases and the first to perform the chest surgery. He is well known for the Hippocratic Oath as the doctors till date, take this oath.  The Romans were the one who marked the science of surgical instruments; they used the instruments and developed the cataract operations.

Later in the medieval period the medicines field faced a period of downfall. People had more faith in magic and witchcraft. Then again the knowledge of medicine rekindled with researchers such as Vesalius, Thomas Brown and Servetus etc. who were the strong believers of medicines and totally against the superstitions.

The history of medicine faced renewal in 1865 when Joseph Lister brought the importance of antiseptics to the public. And then one by one people like Gregor Mendel with Mendel’s law, Louis Pasteur along with Charles had theories of germs, development of X-Ray’s and ECG’s, antibiotics and penicillin, Crick and Watson with DNA, ailments for cancer, heart and kidney diseases all contributed to the history of medicines.

The continual changes in the history of medicines seem to be so promising so as to eradicate the diseases in the times to come.

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19 Responses

  1. ashok says:

    It was realy very informative and i will definitely share this info to my best known friends and kith and kin..

  2. c.moses says:

    hai this moses working as staff nurse in care hospital, hyderabad, India.

    I want to know some detailes regarding who invented anesthisia drug and name and
    what he got award and in that award function what speech he was given and is he belived
    Jesus Christ and Bible

    Please Send this details.

  3. Kosovo says:

    ashok your a dam loserrrrrrr! for starters look at your name -_-

  4. Kiara Wheeler says:

    didn’t really understand…i’m so sorry

  5. Jonathan K says:

    I like it and it’s dry informative but it would be better if you could describe the history of medicine slowly, not jumping from the Egyptians to Greece to 1865!

    I would like it that you change it.

  6. emma says:

    It was realy very informative and i will definitely share this info to my best known friends and kith and kin…….

  7. emma says:

    LOL HEHHEHEHHEHEHE

  8. emma says:

    i think aspirin and the one who invented was Felix Hoffman and it was invented in the 1899

  9. eric boyed says:

    i think what emma said was right

  10. v says:

    its really um insteresting… :/

  11. lovely says:

    very interesting, a great introduction to medicine and forms of medication. 10 out of 10

  12. kylie says:

    Who the heck invented medicine

  13. H. Amon says:

    I found this website to be very useful with my research for this paper im doing for school.

  14. zChristensen says:

    They have proven that the ancient Chinese actually invented medicine because they thought that when you were sick, your Yin and Yang were out of balance so they crushed herbs and used acupuncture.

  15. I REALLY LOVE YOUR GUYS WAY OF ANWSERS BUT EXCEPT THE ONE OF THE CONDOM CAUSE MY KID WAS DOING A PROJECT AND SAY THAT AND I FELT VERY AWKWARD.

  16. Indi says:

    This was very interesting….but I was looking for WHO invented the very FIRST medicine. This didn’t give me that.

  17. good idea!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. natalie says:

    this was realy informative and I am going to show my teacher this so my grade will go up she teaches science and she will be so excited. I am in third grade

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