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HISTORY OF MEDICINE

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Highlights in Medical History

Frederick Banting
Frederick Banting
co-developer of the method for mass-producing insulin

Emil Adolf von Behring
Emil Adolf von Behring
developer of antitoxins against diphtheria and tetanus

Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States

Paul Ehrlich
Paul Ehrlich
pioneer in the field of chemotherapy

Claudius Galen
Claudius Galen
proponent of the importance of anatomical study and of treating every patient as an individual

Hippocrates
Hippocrates
"the father of modern medicine"

John Hunter
John Hunter
pioneer of tissue grafting

Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner
developer of vaccination

Joseph Lister
Joseph Lister
pioneer of antiseptic surgery

Egas Moniz
Egas Moniz
"father of psychosurgery"

Paracelsus
Paracelsus
proponent of the treatment of the whole person

Ambroise Pare
Ambroise Paré
pioneer surgeon

Walter Reed
Walter Reed
discoverer of a method for controlling the spread of many diseases

Albert Bruce Sabin
Albert Bruce Sabin
developer of the "live-virus" polio vaccine

Florence Rena Sabin
Florence Rena Sabin
pioneer medical researcher

Bela Schick
Béla Schick
developer of a method for testing immunity to diphtheria

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