Celebrity Deaths in Medicine

  • Dr. Arnold Klein, 70 (1945 - 2015)

    Dr. Arnold Klein

    Dr. Arnold Klein, dermatologist to the late Michael Jackson and other Hollywood celebrities, has died in Palm Springs, California, according to The Associated Press. He was 70. The Riverside County sheriff-coroner's office said Klein died Thursday evening at Eisenhower Medical Center. The coroner's brief press release does not state the cause of death but does not list any investigation....

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  • Jamie Zimmerman, 31 (1983 - 2015)

    Jamie Zimmerman

    Jamie Zimmerman, a medical doctor and reporter with ABC News' medical unit, has drowned while on vacation in Hawaii, according to The Associated Press. She was 31. Zimmerman apparently lost her footing while trying to cross the Lumahai River on Kauai's north shore and was swept out to sea, ABC News President James Goldston said in a memo to staff Thursday. "Jamie touched so many of us...

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  • 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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