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Common phobias:
A phobia is defined as a strong fear of a particular activity, situation, living or non living object. The fear is many times out of proportion to the reality and may make people sweat, vomit, faint and even tremble. People may go to great lengths to avoid the subjects of their phobias.

Most common phobias:
Fear ofPhobia name
SpidersArchnephobia or arachnophobia
SnakesOphidiophobia
FlyingAerophobia or aviatophobia
HeightsAcrophobia, altophobia, hypsiphobia 
or hypsophobia
Confined spacesClaustrophobia, cleithrophobia or 
clithrophobia
Unusual phobias:
Fear ofPhobia name
ChickensAlektorophobia
DancingChorophobia
DollsPediophobia
FrogsBatrachophobia
FishLchthyophobia
BeardsPogonophobia
TeethOdontophobia
Number 13Triskaidekaphobia
StringLinonophobia
HairChaetophobia
MirrorsEisoptrophobia

Medical Milestones:
Date Milestone Inventor/discoverer Country
c 460 BC First medical studies Hippocrates Greece
AD 1543 Accurate anatomical drawings Andreas Vesalius Belgium
1628 Blood circulation described William Harvey UK
1683 Bacteria described Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Netherlands
1796 Smallpox vaccination Edward Jenner UK
1805 Morphine (painkiller) Friedrich Sertuner Germany
1810 Homeopathy Samuel Hahnemann Germany
1816 Stethoscope Rene Laennec France
1818 Bllod transfusion Thomas Blundell UK
1842 Ether (anaesthetic) Crawford Long USA
1844 Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
anaesthetic
Horace Wells USA
1846 Ether vapour (anaesthetic) William Morton USA
1847 Chloroform (anaesthetic) John Bell/James Simpson UK
1864 Red Cross founded Henri Dunant Switzerland
1867 Antiseptic surgery Joseph Lister UK
1885 Rabies vaccine Louis Pastuer France
1895 X-rays discovered William von Rontgen Germany
1895 Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud Austria
1898 Aspirin Felix Hoffman Germany
1901 Blood groups identified Karl Landsteiner Austria
1906 Vitamins discovered Federick Hopkins UK
1922 Insulin (diabetes treatment) Frederick Banting/
John Macleod/Charles Best
Canada/Canada/
USA
1927 Iron Lung Philip Drinker USA
1928 Penicillin discovered Alexander Fleming UK
1940 Penicillin used Howard Florey/
Ernest Chain
Australia/UK
1952 Artificial heart valve Charles Hufnagel USA
1953 DNA structure identified Francis Crick/
James Watson
UK/USA
1955 Kidney dialysis Willem J. Kolff Neths/USA
1957 Heart pacemaker Clarence Lillehie USA
1967 Human heart transplant Christiaan Barnard South Africa
1970 Artificial heart Robert Jarvik USA
1971 CAT scanner Godfrey Hounsfield UK
1978 Test-tube baby
(Louise Brown)
Patrick Steptoe UK
1980 Smallpox eradicated World Health Organization(WHO) International
1984 Genetic gingerprinting Alec Jeffreys UK

1984
AIDS virus identified Centers for Disease control USA
1996 First mammal cloning
(Dolly, a sheep)
Ian Wilmut, Roslin Institute UK
2000 Human DNA genome
sequence completed
                         - International

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