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Medical Scientists & Inventors

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  • Florence Nightingale ("The Lady with the Lamp") (1820 - 1910)
    Florence Nightingale was a guiding force in the field of nursing. She was born May 12, 1820, to William “WEN” and Frances “Fanny” Nightingale in Florence, Italy. Her parents named her after the cit...
  • Luis María Franco Nicolás de Jesús Razetti Martínez, Doctor en Medicina (1862 - 1932)
    Luis Razetti (Caracas, Venezuela, 10 de septiembre de 1862 - 14 de mayo de 1932) fue un médico cirujano, de origen europeo que apoyó y logró una serie de avances en el progreso de la medicina venezolan...
  • Philip Drinker (1894 - 1972)
    Philip Drinker (December 12, 1894 in Haverford, Pennsylvania–October 19, 1972 in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire) was an industrial hygienist. With Louis Agassiz Shaw, he invented the first widely used ir...
  • Hygieia - ... (deceased)
  • Paul Ehrlich, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908 (1854 - 1915)
    Paul Ehrlich פאול ארליך Paul Ehrlich (14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) was a German Jewish scientist in the fields of hematology, immunology, and chemotherapy, and Nobel laureate. He is noted for curi...

Please add profiles for those who have contributed to our medical knowledge or life through their discoveries or inventions.


Medical scientists conduct research with the aim of improving human health. They study the various diseases that afflict human beings, their causes, and how they can be prevented and treated. Medical and not directly medical research adds to the existing base of scientific knowledge on health and medicine through experimentation.

By studying human diseases and their underlying causes, then ways to affect to those, then procedures to diagnose or treat a a given condition is improved. New breakthroughs in the field of medicine has the potential to save thousands, or millions, of lives each year is the result of extensive medical research. Yet we should not forget the wisdom of the past.

The aim of this project is to honor those persons whose work has, one way or another, served the development of medicine, or contribute to the field of medicine, and they do not need to have a degree in medicine. Contributing to the medicine suffices. The scientists can be, physicians, but are not limited to biologists, chemists, molecular biologists, pharmacologists, physiologists, bacteriologists, biophysicists, immunologists, neuroscientists, physical chemists, virologists, biochemists, geneticists, inorganic chemists, microbiologists, organic chemists, pathologists, etc.

Chances are, the major breakthroughs in "medicine" are not medical, per se, but just common sense. It is possible, that "hygienia" is what has saved more lies in the history than anything else. And for that, we should thank the Goddess Hygieia. Hygienia also made Florence Nightingale a historic figure.

'Notables who have expanded our medical knowledge & made our life better:

Resources:

  1. Wikipedia - Medical Researcch
  2. Medline Plus - Understanding Medical Research
  3. Oskar Blakstad (May 13, 2010). Medical Research History. Retrieved Apr 08, 2018
  4. PMC - Evolution of Clinical Research: A History Before & Beyond James Lind. By Dr Arun Bhatt
  5. Medical inventions & discoveries
  6. MDDI - Top 50 Medical Device Inventors of all time
  7. The New York Times - Milestones in Medical Technology
  8. HealthGuidance - Top 10 Greatest Medical Discoveries of All Time
  9. The Famous People - Medical Scientists
  10. The Famous People - Bacteriologists
  11. 20 Most Influential Medical Researchers Today (2013)
  12. Biography - Medical
  13. 10 People Who Have Improved Western Medicine
  14. The Most Influential People in Medicine Throughout History: From the Father of Immunology to Marie Curie. By Lecia Bushak. 23 Feb 2016
  15. A Brief History of Modern Medicine. by Dr Bill Thomas. Published to: Aging 101 on 15 Feb 2013