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Celebrity Deaths in Medicine

  • Sheila Kitzinger, 86 (1929 - 2015)

    Sheila Kitzinger

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Anthropologist and childbirth expert Sheila Kitzinger, whose books helped people around the world begin new lives as parents, has died. She was 86.Her publisher, Pinter & Martin, says Kitzinger died Saturday at her home near Oxford in southern England after a short illness.Kitzinger was an early leader of the natural childbirth movement and sought to empower...

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  • Dr. Frederic Brandt, 65 (1949 - 2015)

    Dr. Frederic Brandt

    By CURT ANDERSON, The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Pioneering dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt, an early proponent of Botox who was also an author, radio host and frequent television talk show guest, has died. He was 65. Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said Monday officers found Brandt's body at his home in the Coconut Grove section of Miami about 9:15 a.m. Sunday after a...

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  • Dr. John Willke (2015)

    Dr. John Willke

    By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.Willke, who founded the International Right to Life Federation, died Friday at his home in Cincinnati, daughter Marie...

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  • Carl Djerassi, 91 (1923 - 2015)

    Carl Djerassi

    The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951...

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  • Dr. Stanley Aronson (2015)

    Dr. Stanley Aronson

    The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.The university says Aronson died Wednesday in hospice care in Providence, Rhode Island.Brown President Christina Paxton says the medical school "and many of the statewide improvements in medical care delivery that grew along with it" began with...

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