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Peter Mansfield, 83 (1933 - 2017)
Peter Mansfield, a British scientist and co-winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for his work in inventing the revolutionary MRI scanner, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Henry Heimlich, 96 (1920 - 2016)
Henry Heimlich, the physician who was known best for inventing the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Denton Cooley, 96 (1920 - 2016)
Dr. Denton A. Cooley, the surgeon who performed the world's first artificial heart implant, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. Donald Henderson, 87 (1928 - 2016)
Dr. Donald Henderson, an epidemiologist who led the effort that eliminated smallpox, died Aug. 19, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. Alfred Knudson, 93 (2016)
Alfred Knudson, pioneer of cancer genetics, has died at the age of 93, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. Arnold Klein, 70 (1945 - 2015)
Dr. Arnold Klein, dermatologist to the late Michael Jackson and other Hollywood celebrities, has died in Palm Springs, California, according to The Associated Press. He was 70. RANCHO MIRAGE,...
Jamie Zimmerman, 31 (1983 - 2015)
Jamie Zimmerman, a medical doctor and reporter with ABC News' medical unit, has drowned while on vacation in Hawaii, according to The Associated Press. She was 31. NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Zimmerman,...
Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early...
Elisabeth Bing , 100 (1914 - 2015)
By JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated and dads were generally...
Sheila Kitzinger, 86 (1929 - 2015)
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,...
Dr. Frederic Brandt, 65 (1949 - 2015)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...