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Dr. John Willke (2015)
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...
Carl Djerassi, 91 (1923 - 2015)
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...
Dr. Stanley Aronson (2015)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...