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Notable physicians and nurses ~

Thomas Addison
Alfred Adler

Mark Akinside
Salvadore Allende

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Virginia Apgar

Thomas Addison, Print
Thomas Addison,

Thomas Addison
b. 4-?-1793; Longbenton, near Newcastle upon Tyne, England
d. 8-29-1860; Brighton (melancolia/depression, suicide)

Physician and scientist Thomas Addison is best remembered as the discoverer of a degenerative disease of the adrenal glands that is called Addison's disease.

Notable people who have suffered or died from Addison's: John F. Kennedy, Jane Austen, Osama bin Laden, Helen Reddy, Eugene Shoemaker.

Understanding Human Nature: The Psychology of Personality
Alfred Adler,
Understanding Human Nature: The Psychology
of Personality

Alfred Adler
b. 2-7-1870; Rudolfsheim near Vienna, Austria
d. 5-28-1937; Aberdeen, Scotland

Medical doctor and psychologist Alfred Adler is considered to be one of the three founding figures of depth psychology, which emphasizes the unconscious and psychodynamics. The others are Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung.

Alfred Adler quotes ~
• “A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.”
• “Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.”
• “It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
• “Man knows much more than he understands.”
• “Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.”

Mark Akenside 1844 Portrait Pleasures Imagination Book, Print
Mark Akenside,

Mark Akenside
b. 11-9-1721; Newcastle upon Tyne, England
d. 6-23-1770; London

Mark Akinside, who practiced as a physician, is best remembered today for his poem the Pleasures of the Imagination. Akinside was caricatured as the doctor in Tobias Smollett's The Adventures of Peregrin Pickle.

The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside

Salvador Allende Reader : Chile's Voice of Democracy
Salvador Allende Reader :
Chile's Voice of Democracy

Salvador Allende
b. 12-26-1908; Valparaiso, Chile
d. 9-11-1973; Santiago (assassination by suicide)

Salvador Allende, the President of Chile, was trained as a medical doctor. His decision to redistribute wealth and land in an attempt to allivate malnutrition and unemployment lead to his death during a military coup funded by the CIA.

Salvador Allende quote ~
• “Workers of my country, I have faith in Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this dark and bitter moment when treason seeks to prevail. Keep in mind that, much sooner than later, the great avenues will again be opened through which will pass free men to construct a better society. Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers!”
President Salvador Allende's farewell speech, September 11, 1973

FYI - Salvador Allende's niece, Isabel Allende, is a noted author.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Pioneer Feminist and First British Woman Doctor, Photographic Print
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson,
Photographic Print

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
b. 6-9-1836; Whitechapel, London, England
d. 12-17-1917

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman qualify in Britain as a doctor, was also the first woman mayor in England.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - The "Women of Renown" Series

Garrett Sisters

Virginia Apgar: Innovative Female Physician and Inventor of the Apgar Score
Virginia Apgar:
Innovative Female Physician
Inventor of
the Apgar Score

Virginia Apgar
b. 6-7-1909; Westfield, NJ
d. 8-7-1974; NYC

Virginia Apgar is best remembered as the developer of a method of assessing the health of newborn babies that has drastically reduced infant mortality over the world. She was also the founder of the field of neonatology (care of newborn infants) and a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology (broadly the study of birth defects).

Virginia Apgar quote ~
• “Women are liberated from the time they leave the womb.”

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