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Medical - Notable Historical Events

Elizabeth BlackwellJan 11, 1849

Wilhelm RöntgenJan 5, 1896

Archer John Porter MartinJun 7, 1941

Fidel CastroDec 23, 1961

Ronald ReaganJun 12, 1980

Zachary TaylorJun 26, 1991

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Medical - Historical Events
Date Event
1677-01-21

1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston

1765-05-03

1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia

1818-04-14

US Medical Corp forms

1847-05-05

American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)

1847-05-07

American Medical Association organizes (Phila)

1848-10-16

1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

1848-11-01

First US women's medical school opens (Boston)

1848-11-23

Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston

1849-01-11

Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree

1850-03-11

Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)

1850-10-12

First women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens

1863-10-26

International conference begins in Geneva aimed at improving medical conditions on battlefields - beginning of the Red Cross

1864-03-01

Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree

1876-11-07

Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College

1884-04-24

National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)

1892-12-30

Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

1896-01-05

The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

1907-12-10

The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

1920-08-20

Israel publishes its first medical journal "Ha-Refuah"

1929-02-19

Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY

1937-02-24

1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC

1938-04-12

1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)

1938-04-12

US began requiring medical tests for marriage licenses

1939-05-14

Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.

1941-06-07

Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

1948-12-03

1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in

1949-06-23

First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School

1950-03-08

1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

1957-06-27

The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

1961-02-01

British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive

1961-12-23

Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies

1978-06-28

Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected

1979-10-22

Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment

1980-06-12

Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

1981-06-18

The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.

1986-12-17

Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

1991-06-26

Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

1994-08-14

Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic

1997-11-16

After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

2005-06-06

The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2009-11-05

US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

2011-11-18

Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

2015-12-11

4 dead in California medical helicopter crash

2016-05-28

Medical experts urge delay or relocation of Olympics due to Zika

2016-09-15

Hackers leak US Olympic athletes' private medical information

2016-12-24

Carrie Fisher Hospitalized After Medical Episode on Plane

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Medical - Notable Birthdays

Camillo GolgiJul 7, 1843

Jonas SalkOct 28, 1914

Medical - Birthdays
Date Event
1522-09-11

Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical

1668-12-31

Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist

1704-12-08

Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)

1715-11-13

Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d.1762)

1812-05-06

Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, 1st black major in US Medical Corp

1815-01-21

Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)

1827-04-08

Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)

1833-12-20

Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth

1840-01-21

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university

1843-07-07

Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1857-09-08

Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.

1865-02-28

Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary

1881-02-19

Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care

1887-04-13

Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association (d. 1995)

1901-05-07

L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)

1901-09-22

Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher

1905-03-27

John Fleming (Jack) Brock, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of South Africa's most distinguished nutritional scientists and medical educators

1909-10-10

Roger Manvell, Single-Use Medical Syringes

1910-05-29

Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker

1910-06-16

Lord Richardson, president (General Medical Council)

1912-03-19

William Frankland, Health Before the NHS: A Medical Revolution

1912-10-05

Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal

1914-10-28

Jonas Salk, NYC, medical reseacher (polio vaccine)

1917-11-23

Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer

1918-10-23

James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)

1919-12-02

Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher

1920-03-28

Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator

1921-06-19

Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist

1921-07-19

Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist

1921-08-08

Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)

1923-11-05

Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist

1924-07-26

John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)

1925-09-24

Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)

1926-09-17

Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer

1928-05-20

Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor

1931-01-11

Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)

1931-01-31

Marlene Sanders, Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner

1932-05-09

David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)

1934-03-11

George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher

1936-04-18

Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator

1937-06-11

Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], South Bend, Indiana, American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)

1942-04-20

Margret Allner, Medical Doctor Sommer the Second

1948-04-19

Skip Surguine, Medical Center

1949-02-05

Bob Lampon, Medical Mavericks

1950-11-06

Ernest Thompson, Bellows Fall Vt, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical)

1951-06-01

Ron Christensen, Medical Miracles

1951-11-09

Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)

1960-08-10

Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.

1961-9-18

Lori Schappell, Born Different: Unbelievable Medical Conditions

1965-04-24

Chang-min Son, The Medical Brothers

1974-02-19

Marnie Rose, Houston Medical

1977-9-29

Joo-ri Shin, The Medical Brothers

1979-9-29

Rocco Di Cardielli, Dr. G: Medical Examiner

1980-02-21

Hee-jin Lee, Medical Top Team

2003-02-13

Kenadie Jourdin, Born Different: Unbelievable Medical Conditions

2003-07-04

Alessia di Matteo, Italian medical figure (d. 2005)

Medical - Notable Weddings

David LivingstoneJan 2, 1845

Jonas SalkJun 9, 1939

Medical - Weddings
Date Event
1845-01-02

Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

1939-06-09

Medical researcher Jonas Salk (24) weds social worker Donna Lindsay

1970-06-29

Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical - Notable Deaths

Camillo GolgiJan 21, 1926

Medical - Deaths
Date Event
1575-06-16

Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63

1605-05-04

Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82

1677-07-09

Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies

1738-09-23

Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69

1776-05-13

Anton de Haen, medical Ratio medendi, dies at 71

1799-12-06

Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

1804-05-24

Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73

1865-07-25

"James Barry", military surgeon, first womanin Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor

1883-01-10

Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)

1898-09-16

Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)

1926-01-21

Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

1940-10-09

Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).

1966-01-09

Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

1978-07-03

James Daly, actor (Medical Center), dies at 59

1978-09-11

Janet Parker, medical photographer (b. c. 1938)

1987-10-02

Peter Brian Medawar, medical scientist, dies

1987-11-11

L T Coggeshall, medical scientist (Sec of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86

1987-11-30

Roger Manvell, Single-Use Medical Syringes

1993-12-04

Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42

1995-06-27

Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator, dies at 59

1995-11-03

Gordon S. Fahrni, physician and president of the Canadian Medical Association (b. 1887)

1996-08-15

Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86

1996-11-25

Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79

1996-12-12

Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77

1997-01-12

Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95

1997-01-22

Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73

2000-06-22

Margret Allner, Medical Doctor Sommer the Second

2001-06-05

Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist

2002-01-11

Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)

2002-08-23

Marnie Rose, Houston Medical

2004-12-21

Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)

2007-01-01

Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)

2007-12-20

Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)

2008-05-29

Dianne Odell, American medical figure (b. 1947)

2008-05-30

Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure (b. 1978)

2010-03-22

James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)

2015-07-14

Marlene Sanders, Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner


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