Celebrity Deaths in Medicine

  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    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 Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Elisabeth Bing , 100 (1914 - 2015)

    Elisabeth  Bing

    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 nowhere near the delivery room.The German-born Bing, the Lamaze International co-founder who popularized what was known as natural childbirth and helped change how women and doctors approached the delivery...

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  • Sheila Kitzinger, 86 (1929 - 2015)

    Sheila Kitzinger

    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, Pinter & Martin, says Kitzinger died Saturday at her home near Oxford in southern England after a short illness.Kitzinger was an early leader of the natural childbirth movement and sought to empower...

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  • Dr. Frederic Brandt, 65 (1949 - 2015)

    Dr. Frederic Brandt

    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 guest, has died. He was 65. Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said Monday officers found Brandt's body at his home in the Coconut Grove section of Miami about 9:15 a.m. Sunday after a...

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  • Dr. John Willke (2015)

    Dr. John Willke

    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 conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.Willke, who founded the International Right to Life Federation, died Friday at his home in Cincinnati, daughter Marie...

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