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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 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...
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 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...
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 wife, Barbara, confirmed that he died after suffering from cancer.She said that her husband was a great teacher and mentor, guiding many young doctors over his career."He was a great advocate for the...
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 died at age 95.Sunday's death was announced by the city agency that oversees Harlem Hospital Center, where Cordice was formerly an attending surgeon and chief of thoracic surgery."He was a brilliant...
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 her medical degree. She died Tuesday of ovarian cancer complications at her home nearby, the university said in a statement.Rowley conducted landmark research with leukemia in the 1970s, linking...
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...
Dr. Leila Denmark, 114 (1898 - 2012)
JEFF MARTIN, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Leila Denmark, the world's oldest practicing physician when she retired at age 103, died Sunday in Athens, her family members said. She was 114...
Peter Goodwin, 83 (2012)
The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Peter Goodwin fought for years to give terminally ill patients the right to die on their own terms. When he couldn't fight anymore, that's exactly what...
Renato Dulbecco, 97 (1914 - 2012)
NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated Press ROME (AP) — Renato Dulbecco, who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in medicine for his seminal research on the interaction between tumors and cells, has died in...
Dr. Richard Olney, 64 (2012)
PAUL ELIAS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Richard Olney, an internationally renowned researcher who dedicated his life to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, has died after his...
Ralph Steinman, 68 (1943 - 2011)
KARL RITTER, The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — A pioneering cell biologist was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for his discoveries about the immune system. Hours later, his university...