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Date of Black Death hitting England:

1348

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Date of First British printing press:

1470s

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Date Vesalius' The fabric of the human body

1543

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Date Harvey's 'on the motions of the Heart and Blood'

1628

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Date Royal Society Founded:

1660

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Date Great plague hits London:

1665

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Date of Sydenham's Medical Observations

1676

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Date Jenner publishes his vaccination findings.

1798

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Date James Simpson discovers chloroform:

1847

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Date smallpox vaccination made compulsory:

1853

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Date John Snow's 'On the mode of Communication of cholera'

1855

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Date Florence Nightingale's 'Notes on nursing'

1859

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Date Pasteur publishes the Germ Theory:

1861

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Date of Public Health Act:

1875

15

Date Robert Koch identifies anthrax spores:

1876

16

Date Wihelm Rontgen discovers X-rays

1895

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Date Ehrlich and Hata discover the first magic bullet, Salvarsan 606

1909

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Date Alexander Fleming discovers penecillin:

1928

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Date Domagk discovers the second magic bullet prontosil:

1932

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Date Florey and Chain purify penicillin:

1928

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Date government launches diphtheria vaccination campaign

1940

22

Date NHS is founded:

1948

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Date Watson and Crick discover the structure of DNA

1953

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Date governments first polio vaccination campaign:

1956

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Date Cigarette adverts banned from television:

1965

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Date Christiaan Barnard completes first heart transplant:

1967

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Date Human Genome project completed:

2003

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Date smoking banned in public places:

2006-7