Randy Krum    Designer | Author | Instructor | Speaker

Randy Krum

Designer | Author | Instructor | Speaker


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5,000 Year Timeline of Medical Technology

5,000 Year Timeline of Medical Technology

The MedTech Timeline: 5,000 Years of Advances in Healthcare Innovation & Technology infographic from Glow New Media is an impressive collection of our spurious advances in human medical knowledge and technology.

Healthcare has come a long way in 5000 years! We were curious to take a look at the sequence and timing of some of the major advances in medicine which have been made over the history of medicine and clinical innovation. We had some surprises and we're particularly excited to see the acceleration of the pace of innovations. Take a look - we hope you enjoy!

They cheated a little to get the 5,000 years claim. This is mostly a timeline of our medical technology from only the last 450 years.

It’s confusing that they branded the infographic SafeTeam Guardian, which is owned by Glow, and then published it on the Glow website. The footer is missing the URL of the infographic landing page so readers can find the original. If they go to the SafeTeam site, there’s no sign of the infographic anywhere! They wouldn’t have any reason to look on the Glow website.

I appreciate the thorough source citations, but those might have been better listed in the descriptive text of the landing page instead of the infographic itself.

Thanks to David for sending in the link!

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