Category: Heroes of Medicine

It’s a bit sad that more people know the Kardashians than the person behind the Double Helix discovery or the first implantable pacemaker. In general, medical heroes are much less sung about than even other scientists, and that’s despite, literally, making lives better and saving them.

I want to remedy this, and that’s why there is a category of “Unsung Medical Heroes” on this blog that will fill as those amazing people’s birthdays come around. Sometimes I’ll add an invention or a procedure, but in general I want to celebrate the person behind them.

If you know others who need to be in this list, please contact me at and I’ll try to add them as quickly as I can, I promise.

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