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Notable Health Care Givers: Physicians & Nurses: “D...-”
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Notable physicians and nurses ~

Henrik Dam
Erasmus Darwin
Howard Dean
Michael DeBakey

Martin Delany
Susan Dimock
Dorothea Dix

Arthur Conan Doyle
Charles Drew
Guillaume Dupuytren
Francois Duvalier

Henrik Dam, Danish Biochemist, Giclee Print
Henrik Dam,
Giclee Print

Henrik Dam
b. 2-21-1895; Denmark
d. 4-17-1976; Copenhagen

Henrik Dam was a physician and biochemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 “for his work in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology.”

Portrait of Dr Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) Scientist, Inventor, Poet, Grandfather of Charles Darwin, Giclee Print
Erasmus Darwin,
Giclee Print

Erasmus Darwin
b. 12-12-1731; England
d. 4-18-1802

Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin, turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King.

Howard Dean, Rolling Stone no. 941, February 2004
Howard Dean,
Rolling Stone no. 941, February 2004

Howard Dean
b. 11-17-1948; New York

Howard Dean, a physician, was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and lieutenant governor in 1986; he served as the 79th governor of Vermont from 1991-2003. He was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

political process posters

Dr. Michael E. Debakey, Chief Heart Surgeon at the Methodist Hospital, Photographic Print
Dr. Michael E. Debakey,
Photographic Print

Dr. Michael DeBakey
b. 9-7-1908; Lake Charles, LA
d. 7-11-2008; Houston, TX

Michael DeBakey was a medical pioneer, innovator, educator and internationally renowned heart surgeon.

The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States and Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party
Martin Delany -
The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States and Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

(no commercially avaiable poster)

Martin Delany
b. 5-6-1812; Charles Town, WV
d. 1-24-1885; Xenia, OH (tuberculosis)

Delaney was the first African American field officer in the United States Army during the Civil War, serving as a surgeon in the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Martin Delany, born free, learned to read and write as a child, and continued his education, both formally and informally, his entire life. He was admitted to the Harvard Medical School, though he and two other black students were dismissed because of complaints from white students (1850).

Delany also worked with Frederick Douglass on The North Star and was an early proponent of emigration to Africa as a new start for freed slaves.

Susan Dimock
Susan Dimock

(no commercially available image)

Susan Dimock, M.D.
b. 4-24-1847; Washington, North Carolina
d. 5-8-1875; drown in shipwreck off England's Scilly Isles

Susan Dimock, a pioneer in American medicine received her qualification as a doctor from the University of Zurich in 1871 and was appointed resident physician of the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1872.

Memoir of Susan Dimock: Resident Physician of The New England Hospital for Women and Children

A Doctor Giving Assistance to a Man Bitten by a Snake, Manuscript from a Treatise of Dioscoride, Giclee Print
A Doctor Giving Assistance
to a Man
Biten by a Snake,
Manuscript from a
Treatise of Dioscoride,
Giclee Print

Pedanius Dioscorides, ca. 40-90, ancient Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist from Asia Minor, practiced in ancient Rome at the time of Nero.

Dioscorides searched extensively for medicinal substances and is famous for writing a five volume book De Materia Medica that is a precursor to all modern pharmacopeias, one of the most influential herbal books in history.

Making Medicines: A Brief History Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceuticals

Dorothea Dix, Giclee Print
Dorothea Dix,
Giclee Print

Dorothea Dix
b. 4-4-1802; Hampden, ME
d. 7-17-1887; Trenton, NJ

Dorothea Dix was a social reformer who, on behalf of the indigent insane, created the first American mental hospitals, with government support.

She also served as Superintendent of Union Army Nurses during the American Civil War, where she provided equal care for the wounded of both sides.

Dorothea Dix quotes ~
• “In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.”
• “While we diminish the stimulant of fear, we must increase to prisoners the incitements of hope, in proportion as we extinguish the terrors of the law, we should awaken and strengthen the control of the conscience.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Photographic Print
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Photographic Print

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
b. 5-22-1858; Scotland
d. 7-2-1930

Author Arthur Conan Doyle was a medical doctor who is famous for his characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Arthur Conan Doyle quote ~
• “...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Sherlock Holmes book cover posters
Hound of the Baskerville posters
The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Dr. Charles Drew, Head of Surgery at Howard University, Chief of Surgery at Freedman's Hospital, Photographic Print - Alfred Eisenstaedt
Dr. Charles Drew,
Photographic Print

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Charles Drew
b. 6-3-1904; Washington, DC
d. 4-1-1950

Charles Drew was a medical researcher in the field of blood transfusions. His techniques of separating and storing blood components, such as blood plasma, were applied to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. Dr. Drew also protested the racial segregation of donated blood since blood can be safely transfused from one person to another regardless of ethnicity if the blood types are compatible.

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Guillaume Dupuytren French Surgeon and Anatomist, Giclee Print
Guillaume Dupuytren
Giclee Print

Guillaume Dupuytren
b. 10-5-1777; France
d. 2-8-1835

Guillaume Dupuytren was a surgeon and anatomist remembered for curing Napoleon Bonaparte's hemorrhoids and the describing the operation for the correction of the condition known as Dupuytren's contracture, a “fixed flexion contracture of the hand”.

Haitian Dictator Pres. Francois Duvalier, Photographic Print
Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier,
Photographic Print

Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier
b. 4-14-1907; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
d. 4-21-1971

Francois Duvalier, usually recalled as the dictatorial President of Haiti, was first noted as a physician fighting tropical diseases and public health expertise.

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