From Hippocrates to Hippo

420 BC

Hippocrates maintains that diseases have natural causes and puts forth the Hippocratic Oath.

300 BC

Dioclese writes the first known anatomy book.

200

Galen defines clinical medicine based on observation and experience.

1249

Roger Bacon invents spectacles.

1489

Leonardo da Vinci dissects corpse.

1590

Zacharius Jannssen invents the microscope.

1628

William Harvey publishes An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals.

1816

Rene Laennac invents the stethoscope.

1818

James Blundell Performs the first successful human blood transfusion.

1895

X-rays discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.

1903

Willem Einthoven invents electro-cardiography (ECG/EKG).

1953

James Watson and Francis Crick work on the structure of the DNA molecule.

1954

Joseph Murray performs the first human kidney transplant.

1968

Mass General clinicians pioneer telemedicine, the practice of medicine over closed-circuit television.

1971

First MRI and CAT Scan developed.

2001

First tele-surgery performed by Jacques Marescaux.

2020

Hippo Technologies launches Hippo Virtual Care platform and pioneers Polymorphic Medicine.