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Notable Doctors Deaths

  • 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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  • Kenneth Edelin, M.D., 74 (1939 - 2013)

    Kenneth Edelin, M.D.

    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...

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  • Dr. John W.V. Cordice (2013)

    Dr.  John  W.V.  Cordice

    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...

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  • Dr. Janet Rowley, 88 (1925 - 2013)

    Dr.  Janet Rowley

    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...

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