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Medical advancements in the 20th/21st Century

Timeline of Advancements

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Stethoscope

  • 1900’s
    • First electrocardiograph machine
  • 1920’s
    • First modern respirator
  • 1930’s
    • Artificial pacemaker invented
    • Kouwenhoven cardiovascular research
  • 1940’s
    • First kidney dialysis machine
    • Plastic contact lens created
  • 1950’s
    • First artificial hip replacement
    • Artificial heart valve developed
    • First cardiac pacemaker
    • First successful open-heart bypass surgery
    • First human kidney transplant
  • 1960’s
    • First totally internal pacemaker
    • Laser treatments made available for optic purposes
    • ICU was administered
    • Nuclear machine
  • 1970’s
    • Soft contact lens
    • Physical therapy
    • CT scan introduced
    • First cochlear implant surgery
  • 1980’s
    • MRI scanners
    • First permanent artificial heart implant
    • Deep-brain electrical stimulation system
    • First laser surgery on human cornea
  • 1990’s
    • Human Genome Project
    • Radiosurgery created
    • Brachytherapy Remote Afterloader used to dissolve tumors inside-out
    • Stereotactic Needle Biopsy System to diagnose breast cancer

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Surgeons and CT scanner

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