Top 5 Medical Discoveries of All Times

Medical discoveries that we take for granted nowadays were entirely unavailable even few generations ago. To appreciate the boon, we have compiled a list of top 5 medical discoveries of all times.


Advancement in medical science is a great human achievement. In fact, many of us take these medical facilities as granted. The truth is, the medical conditions that can be treated easily nowadays were considered fatal only a few generations ago. To appreciate the boon these medical advancements have brought to our lives, we have compiled a list of 5 greatest medical discoveries of all times.

  1. Penicillin

Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Before the invention of Penicillin, a single mosquito bite could mean agony and painful death. Penicillin is also responsible for the development of antibiotic. Nowadays, we cannot think of a life without antibiotics.


  1. Vaccination

Vaccination has enabled us to control, and even eradicate, many deadly diseases. Vaccination is the process of introducing dormant viruses to the body in order to create the disease resistance. This is a highly effective method against many dangerous diseases.


  1. Sterilization

Sterilization is the process of killing harmful germs. Before Louis Pasteur discovery of germ theory and sterilization, we did not know the that the cause of infections and disease was germs. Therefore, it was next to impossible to control disease epidemics, and a life risk to perform any kind of surgery.


  1. Anesthetics

Can you imagine any kind of surgery without anesthetics? Not long ago, people used to have surgeries without any anesthetics. It was a choice between pain and a painful death.



  1. X-Ray

Before the x-ray was discovered by Conrad Rontgen, diagnosing medical conditions was more of a guesswork. Doctors were unable to know the true cause of diseases and repairing broken bones was equal to driving a car in complete darkness. X-ray changed it all, and now doctors can see exactly what is going on in the body.


We hope that this list will help you appreciate the blessings of medical discoveries and you will complain less when waiting for yourturn in a hospital.