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Medical Scientists & Inventors

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  • Dr. Henry J. Heimlich (1920 - 2016)
    Henry Heimlich From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Heimlich Born Henry Judah Heimlich February 3, 1920 Wilmington, Delaware Died December 17, 2016 (aged 96) Cincinnati, Ohio Education M.D., Cor...
  • Prof. Josef Jadassohn (1863 - 1936)
    , JOSEF (1863–1936), German dermatologist. Jadassohn, who was born at Liegnitz, studied at Breslau and was professor and director of the dermatological clinic at the University of Berne, Switzerland, f...
  • Hugo Wolfgang Moser (1924 - 2007)
    was born in Bern, Switzerland, the son of Maria and Hugo L. Moser.[1] He grew up in Berlin.[2] His father was of Jewish background and a prominent art dealer in Berlin. His mother was Austrian. Within ...
  • Sir Bryan Matthews, FRS (1906 - 1986)
    Sir Bryan Harold Cabot Matthews , CBE, FRS (14 June 1906 – 23 July 1986) was Professor of Physiology, Cambridge University 1952–1973, Emeritus professor thereafter and Life Fellow of King's College, Ca...
  • Dr Martha Cowles Epstein (1927 - 2003)
    In 1950, Chase began working as a research assistant at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the laboratory of bacteriologist and geneticist Alfred Hershey. In 1952, she and Hershey performed the Hershey–C...

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