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Dorothy "Dottie" Thomas (2015)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Dorothy "Dottie" Thomas, the research partner and wife of the Nobel laureate who pioneered the bone marrow transplant, has died in her Seattle-area home at 92.Her death Friday was announced by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Her husband, the late Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, had directed its clinical research division.Dottie Thomas was known...
Dr. Denham Harman, 98 (1916 - 2014)
By JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospital in Omaha,...
Bengt Saltin (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Bengt Saltin, a Swedish professor of human physiology and a leading anti-doping expert, has died. He was 79.The Swedish Olympic Committee said Saltin died Friday after a long illness.Saltin was head of the anti-doping program at the International Ski Federation, mapping the blood values of cross-country skiers from 2001-07. He was also a researcher in high...
Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, 87 (1927 - 2014)
KRYSTA FAURIA, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.Steinfeld died Tuesday morning in a nursing home in suburban Pomona following a stroke he suffered about a month ago, said his daughter, Susan...
Jacques Servier, 92 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday.Servier and his lab were at the center of one of France's biggest health scandals, in which the drug Mediator was...
Dr. Frank Jobe, 88 (1925 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved...
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressHAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83.He...
Kenneth Edelin, M.D., 74 (1939 - 2013)
The Associated PressSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday morning in Sarasota, Florida. He was 74.Edelin's...
Dr. John W.V. Cordice (2013)
DAVID B. CARUSO, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dr. John W.V. Cordice, a surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab wound in 1958, has...
Dr. Janet Rowley, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Janet Rowley, a pioneer in cancer genetics research, has died at age 88.Rowley spent most of her career at the University of Chicago, where she also obtained...
Jos Vanstiphout (2013)
The Associated PressSUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Ernie Els had another sad day upon learning that his former psychologist, Jos Vanstiphout, died of a heart attack.A friend of the psychologist said...
Dr. George Magovern, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. George Magovern, a Pittsburgh cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered artificial heart valves, has died. He was 89.Officials at Allegheny General Hospital,...
Augusto Odone, 80 (1933 - 2013)
FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist, defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy, wasting...
Daniel Garza (2013)
The Associated PressSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Garza, a leading researcher in concussion and brain-related injuries at Stanford University and the medical director and team physician of the San...
Dr. Rexford Kennamer (2013)
The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Dr. Rexford Kennamer, a physician to the stars whose clients once included some of Hollywood's biggest names, has died in Alabama. He was 93. ...
Dr. Donald Low (2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Dr. Donald Low, the public face of Toronto's response to the SARS outbreak in 2003, has died. He was 68.Low, who became a trusted face and voice of the response...
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90 (1923 - 2013)
Associated Press, The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Abortion rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at age 90 at his Toronto...
Dr. Lewis Yocum (1948 - 2013)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big leaguers by repairing injuries that once would've ended their...
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 85 (1927 - 2013)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers. The popular psychologist pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s...
Christian de Duve, 95 (1917 - 2013)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was...
Dr. Hilary Koprowski, 96 (1916 - 2013)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dr. Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, died this week at his Philadelphia home. He...
Robert Edwards, 87 (1925 - 2013)
MARIA CHENG, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Robert Edwards, a Nobel laureate from Britain whose pioneering in vitro fertilization research led to the first test tube baby and has since...
Dr. Jacquelin Perry (2013)
The Associated PressDOWNEY, California (AP) — Dr. Jacquelin Perry, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon who pioneered treatments to help polio patients regain movement, has died at age 94 in...
C. Everett Koop, 96 (1916 - 2013)
CONNIE CASS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon...
Dr. Joseph E. Murray, 93 (1919 - 2012)
MARK PRATT, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was...
E. Donnall Thomas, 92 (1920 - 2012)
STEVEN DUBOIS, The Associated PressE. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and later won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, has died in...
Sid Watkins, 84 (1928 - 2012)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Sid Watkins, the former Formula One medical chief credited with saving the lives of several race drivers and introducing major safety improvements in the series,...
Dr. Joseph Kirsner, 102 (1910 - 2012)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Joseph Kirsner, a pioneer in the field of digestive system disorders, died from kidney failure at his home in Chicago on Saturday. He was 102 years old...
Gerald Parker Hodge, 91 (1920 - 2012)
DAVID N. GOODMAN, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Gerald Parker Hodge, a pioneering, world-renowned medical illustrator and fine artist who specialized in "fool the eye" paintings, has died...
Earl Rose, 85 (1927 - 2012)
MELANIE S. WELTE, The Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the turbulent hours following President John F. Kennedy's assassination, many were uncertain about what to do, but medical examiner...