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Jos Vanstiphout (2013)
The Associated PressSUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Ernie Els had another sad day upon learning that his former psychologist, Jos Vanstiphout, died of a heart attack.A friend of the psychologist said Vanstiphout died on Friday of a heart attack, the European Tour said. The friend, Xavier Champagne, said Vanstiphout broke his hip two years ago in a fall from a ladder, and in recent months had been...
Dr. George Magovern, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. George Magovern, a Pittsburgh cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered artificial heart valves, has died. He was 89.Officials at Allegheny General Hospital, where Magovern introduced many of his cutting-edge techniques, say he died Monday.The surgeon's son, Dr. George Magovern Jr., says his father is recognized for heart surgery techniques in the same way...
Augusto Odone, 80 (1933 - 2013)
FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist, defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy, wasting away from a neurological disease, and to give hope to other children afflicted with the same genetic defect.Odone, 80, died on Thursday in his native Italy, five years after the death of his son...
Dr. Rexford Kennamer (2013)
The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Dr. Rexford Kennamer, a physician to the stars whose clients once included some of Hollywood's biggest names, has died in Alabama. He was 93. Kennamer died Sept. 28 at the house he had shared with his nephew Richard Kennamer in Montgomery. Richard Kennamer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his uncle had lived with him for the past...
Dr. Donald Low (2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Dr. Donald Low, the public face of Toronto's response to the SARS outbreak in 2003, has died. He was 68.Low, who became a trusted face and voice of the response to the epidemic, died Wednesday night after being diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Allison McGeer, a former colleague, said Thursday he died with family at his side.The SARS outbreak killed 44...
Daniel Garza (2013)
The Associated PressSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Garza, a leading researcher in concussion and brain-related injuries at Stanford University and the medical director and team physician of the San...
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90 (1923 - 2013)
Associated Press, The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Abortion rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at age 90 at his Toronto...
Dr. Lewis Yocum (1948 - 2013)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big leaguers by repairing injuries that once would've ended their...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...