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Notable physicians and nurses ~

Ernst Haeckel
Samuel Hahnemann

William Harvey
Henry Heimlich

Virginia Henderson
Constantine Hering

Ernst Haeckel German Scientist at Age 75, Giclee Print
Ernst Haeckel German Scientist, Giclee Print

Ernst Haeckel
b. 2-16-1834; Germany
d. 8-8-1919

Haeckel, an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, named thousands of new species and coined the biological terms phylum, phylogeny, and ecology. He was also a supporter of Charles Darwin.

Colonial Jellyfish illustration, art print

Samuel Hahnemann, Historic Print
Samuel Hahnemann,
Historic Print

Samuel Hahnemann
b. 4-10-1755; Saxony
d. 7-2-1843; Paris

German physician Samuel Hahnemann created the alternative practice of medicine called homeopathy. Homeopathy interprets diseases and sickness as caused by disturbances in a hypothetical vital force or life force.

Hahnemann insisted that disease was part of the “living whole”, rejecting the idea of a disease as a separate thing or invading entity.

The Homeopathic Domestic Physician by Constantine Hering

William Harvey demonstrating to Charles I his theory of the circulation of blood, 1848,, Giclee Print
William Harvey demonstrating his theory of the circulation of blood to Charles I
Giclee Print

William Harvey
b. 4-1-1578; England
d. 6-3-1657

William Harvey, a physician, described the circulatory system as blood being pumped around the body by the heart before returning to the heart and being re-circulated in a closed system in 1616, and published his work in 1628.

The Anatomical Exercises: de Motu Cordis and de Circulatione Sanguinis by William Harvey (translation)

Henry Heimlich
b. 2-3-1920; Wilmington, DE

Heimlich, whose name is associated with a maneuver to rescue choking victims, is being debunked by one of his adult sons. Peter Heimlich and his wife Karen have uncovered Dr. Heimlich's relentless self promotion of a string of crackpot medical treatments and appropriation of ideas from other doctors and attaching his name to them. See Outmaneuvered: How we busted the Heimlich medical frauds.

Basic Principles of Nursing Care, Virginia Henderson
Basic Principles of Nursing Care, Virginia Henderson

Virginia Henderson
b. 3-19-1897; Kansas City, MO
d. 11-30-1996; Connecticut

Virginia Henderson, a nurse and educator, was awarded the first Christianne Reimann Prize by the International Council of Nurses, as the author of the landmark text Basic Principles of Nursing Care.

* “The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.”

Constantine Hering
Constantine Hering

Constantine Hering
b. 1-1-1800; Saxony
d. 7-23-1880; Philadelphia

Constantine Hering, an early pioneer of homeopathy in the U.S., studied medicine and had been engaged to write a rebutal for the practice of homeopathy, when he first read, and then befriended Samuel Hahnemann, and was converted in Hahnemann's thinking.

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