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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, opening the airwaves to discussions of love, marriage and parenting, as well as such taboo subjects as menopause, frigidity, impotence and sexual enjoyment. She went on to become an author,...
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 95.His university, UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve, confirmed it was a case of euthanasia but did not disclose the method.De Duve shared the Nobel Prize with two other scientists for their work and...
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 was 96.Although not as well-known as fellow researchers Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, Koprowski in 1950 became the first to show it was possible to vaccinate against polio, the crippling and sometimes...
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 brought millions of people into the world, died Wednesday at age 87. The University of Cambridge, where he was a professor, said Edwards passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home just outside...
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 California.Perry died Monday at her Downey home. Her death was announced by Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, where she worked for nearly 60 years.In the 1950s, Perry developed...
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...
Dr. James Bowman, 88 (1923 - 2011)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Dr. James Bowman, an internationally recognized pathologist whose daughter Valerie Jarrett is a senior White House adviser, has died. He was 88.The University of...
Wilson Greatbach, 92 (1919 - 2011)
CAROLYN THOMPSON, The Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Wilson Greatbatch, whose invention of the implantable cardiac pacemaker has kept millions of hearts beating in rhythm, died Tuesday. He...
Dr. Bernadine Healy, 67 (1944 - 2011)
JOHN SEEWER, The Associated Press Dr. Bernadine Healy, the first woman to direct the National Institutes of Health and the leader of the American Red Cross during the Sept. 11 terror attacks, has...
Baruj Benacerraf, 90 (1920 - 2011)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Baruj Benacerraf, a Venezuela-born immunologist who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, died Tuesday, his family announced....
Dr. Donald Brandon, 84 (1926 - 2011)
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Dr. Donald Brandon, a World War II combat veteran and longtime Manhattan internist whose patients included Marlon Brando, Tennessee Williams and a long line of foreign...
Jack Kevorkian, 83 (1928 - 2011)
COREY WILLIAMS, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Jack Kevorkian built his suicide machine with parts gathered from flea markets and stashed it in a rusty Volkswagen van. But it was...
Dr. David Sencer, 86 (1924 - 2011)
MIKE STOBBE, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A prominent former federal health official whose career was tainted by controversy over a swine flu campaign in the 1970s has died. Dr. David...
Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, 85 (1925 - 2011)
RON TODT, The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, has died at age 85.He...
Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, 84 (1926 - 2011)
TOM McELROY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, an early abortion rights champion who oversaw tens of thousands of the procedures before having a change of heart and...
Daniel Bell, 91 (1919 - 2011)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Bell, a leading sociologist of the past half-century who wrote groundbreaking books about the demise of revolutionary politics and...
Ronald Lee Herrick, 79 (1931 - 2010)
CLARKE CANFIELD, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful...
Isabelle Caro, 28 (1982 - 2010)
ANGELA CHARLTON, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose emaciated image in a shock Italian ad campaign helped rivet global attention on the problem of...
Georges Mathe (2010)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Oncologist Georges Mathe, who in 1959 performed the world's first bone marrow transplant, has died, the French president's office said Monday. He was 88.Nicolas...