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100 Greatest Discoveries

What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? The answer might include Copernicus's idea that the sun is at the center of the solar system, Newton's laws of motion, Mendeleev's periodic table of elements, Einstein's theory of relativity and Darwin's theory of evolution. There are numerous great scientific discoveries that have significantly influenced the way we think and live throughout history. 100 Greatest Discoveries recounts the 100 most important scientific discoveries of all time and explains them with historical re-creations, archival footage and interviews with scientists.

100 Greatest Discoveries - Medicine

This episode shows thirteen important discoveries in medicine, including Andreas Vesalius's anatomical charts, Karl Landsteiner's identification of blood groups, and Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin. Here are the thirteen important discoveries:

1. Human Anatomy (1538)
2. Blood Circulation (1628)
3. Blood Groups (1902)
4. Anesthesia (1842 - 1846)
5. X-rays (1895)
6. Germ Theory (1800s)
7. Vitamins (early 1900s)
8. Penicillin (1920s - 1930s)
9. Sulfa Drugs (1930s)
10. Vaccination (1796)
11. Insulin (1920s)
12. Oncogenes (1975)
13. The Human Retrovirus HIV (1980s)


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1. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy
2. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Biology
3. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry
4. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Earth Science
5. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Evolution
6. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Genetics
7. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Medicine
8. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Physics