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2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Celebrity Deaths in Medicine

  • Dorothy "Dottie" Thomas (2015)

    Dorothy  "Dottie" Thomas

    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...

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  • Dr. Denham Harman, 98 (1916 - 2014)

    Dr. Denham  Harman

    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,...

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  • Bengt Saltin (2014)

    Bengt Saltin

    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...

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  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld

    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...

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  • Jacques Servier, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Jacques Servier

    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...

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