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Walter Freeman, inventor of the lobotomy--Even after his medical license was revoked for killing a patient with his technique, he would travel the country in his “Lobotomobile” to service the needy and the isolated. He performed 3,439 lobotomies during his career, though the psychological and physical damage caused by his practice of psychiatry is unquantifiable

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Charles Drew, Inventor of the Blood Bank

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Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

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Physicist and inventor George Carruthers built his first telescope at age 10, and has spent the rest of his life making important contributions to the study of outer space. Carruthers has developed ways to use ultraviolet imaging in order to view images in deep space that were previously impossible…Physicist and inventor George Carruthers built his first telescope at age 10, and has spent the rest of his life making important contributions to the study of outer space. Carruthers has…

Israeli inventions: For both diagnostic and treatment methods, devices have been developed, such as: computed tomography (CT), scanners, magnetic resonance systems (MRI), ultrasound scanners, nuclear medical cameras and laser surgery. Dutch immigrant Professor Rob Viskoper, who has lived in Israel since 1966, heads the Israeli Society for the Prevention of Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases. He was among the inventors of Resperate, an interactive breathing device, for lowering blood pressure.

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‪‎Alexander Fleming‬ was born on the 6 August 1881. Fleming was a Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner, best know for his discovery of penicillin.

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Dr. Henry Heimlich (born 2/3/1920) is an American thoracic surgeon widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, described in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1974. Other medical inventions include the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or "flutter valve," which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

Bookplate of C. Lloyd Claff (1895-1974) with ship and microscope. Claff served in the Navy during WWI, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1918, and worked/eventually became President of his father’s box factory, M.B. Claff & Sons. Claff was also a scientist and inventor, studying at the Woods Hole Laboratory in Massachusetts (1930s) and later Harvard Medical School where he invented a heart defibrillator as well as a membrane blood oxygenator. His archives are held at Bowdoin College…

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