Celebrity Deaths in Medicine

  • 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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  • Dr. Frank Jobe, 88 (1925 - 2014)

    Dr. Frank Jobe

    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 the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.Jobe died in Santa Monica after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, according to a spokesman for the Los...

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  • Dr. Sherwin Nuland, 83 (1930 - 2014)

    Dr. Sherwin Nuland

    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 died of prostate cancer on Monday at his home in Hamden, said his daughter Amelia Nuland, who recalled how he told her he wasn't ready for death because he loved life."He told me, 'I'm not scared of...

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