- Lassa fever first discovered
- Lunar landing which is symbolic of advances in physiological monitoring that occurred in the previous decade due to the space race.
- Ibuprofen launched
- Taxol isolated as the active oncology agent in yew bark.
- UK Asbestos Regulations
- Aspartame discovered
- Homocysteine associated with heart disease by Dr. Kilmer McCully
- Clathrins described in coated vesicles
- Sarcolectin discovered
- Department of Health report The Responsibilities of the Consultant Grade - The Tomato Document
- Functions of the District General Hospitals - Bonham-Carter Report
- Reform of General Medical Council.