Who invented medicine?

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.

22 thoughts on “Who invented medicine?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. You all dont have any knowledge on Medicine, come to india and read our vedas you will come to know who had really invented it….. I dont have deep knowledge in this this but know about sanjivni butti which was asked by Lanka Vedya to cure lakshmna when he was injured from Meghnath bow and was suppose to die…..

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