Featured Project: Prominent Scientists: (ii) Medicine & Life Sciences
Interested in researching notable scientists in history? Check out this week’s featured project, Prominent Scientists: (ii) Medicine & Life Sciences. This project aims to organize and build the family trees for the scientists who have made major contributions to the fields of medicine and other life sciences. Perhaps you may want to join the project’s collaborators and add more profiles to the project!
Are you related to any of the profiles included? Here’s a peek at a few:
Charles Darwin – Darwin laid the foundation for the theory of evolution in his book On the Origin of Species. Today, Darwin’s theory has become a fundamental tenet in the life sciences and in explaining the diversity of life.
Sigmund Freud – He was an Austrian neurologist who made a significant impact in the field of psychology. As the founder of psychoanalysis, he was best known for his theories regarding the unconscious mind and mechanisms of repression.
Hippocrates – He is referred to as the “Father of Western medicine.” He was the first to believe disease was caused naturally and not the result of superstition or the gods. He was also the first to establish medicine as a profession.