ca. 2700 B.C. - Shen Nung originates acupuncture
ca. 1700 B.C. - Edwin Smith surgical papyrus written. First written record about the nervous system
ca. 500 B.C. - Alcmaion of Crotona dissects sensory nerves
ca. 500 B.C. - Alcmaion of Crotona describes the optic nerve
This is a lengthy chronology of the history of the neurosciences. Though the entries are brief, there are hundreds covering a 6,000 year period. Some of the entries include links to outside sites with greater details about doctors, instruments and advances. The site is most useful for putting advances in neuroscientific research into perspective. The site also includes a brief bibliography of works in the history of neuroscience and a few links to more detailed sites.