New drug found in common soil (1948)

In a bit of common soil taken from a Venezuelan field, Yale scientists have found a new and spectacularly successful weapon for the battle of man vs. microbes: Chloromycetin.
How easy and relaxing spinal anesthesia would make the patient in 1902

The new spinal anesthesia: Put cocaine in the spine (1902)

A remarkable operation for producing spinal anesthesia, daring in its conception and brilliant in its results, was performed - injecting into the spine a solution of cocaine, so within a few minutes the sense of pain is entirely obliterated.

No more rabies (1885)

No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.