Chronology

Chronology

1899

Aspirin is manufactured to fight pain, joint inflammation and swelling.

1909

Salvarsan is the first major chemotherapeutic agent to be made.

1922

Insulin is used to alleviate too much sugar in the blood.

1923

The chemical structure of morphine is determined.

1927

Pregnancy test developed to detect estrogens in urine.

1935

Prontosil cures the deadly streptococcal infection.

1942

Nitrogen mustards begin the age of cancer chemotherapy.

1943

Penicillin fights infection and inaugurates antibiotic therapy.

1954

Digoxin is approved to treat thrombotic diseases.

1954

Chlorpromazine begins modern antipsychotic therapy.

1960

Enovid is manufactured and enters to market as an oral contraceptive.

1963

Herbal cytotoxic drugs are used to fight cancer.

1976

Tagamet inhibits acid secretion in stomach during treatment of gastric ulcers.

1977

Tamoxifen introduces hormone blockers in cancer chemotherapy.

1987

Zidovudine (AZT) is approved for treatment of HIV infection in USA.