Famous American Pathologists

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Bennet Omalu
(Forensic Pathologist Known for His Research in ‘Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy’ in American Football Players)
Bennet Omalu
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Birthdate: September 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Idemili South, Nigeria

Nigerian-American physician, forensic-pathologist and neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is most-noted for discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. He was serving at Allegheny County coroner's office in Pittsburgh at that time. He presently serves as President and Medical Director of Bennet Omalu Pathology, chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, and as professor at the University of California, Davis.

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Albert Sabin
(Polish-American Medical Researcher Best Known for Developing the Oral Polio Vaccine)
Albert Sabin
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Birthdate: August 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: March 3, 1993

Polish-American medical researcher Albert Bruce Sabin is best-remembered for developing oral polio vaccine which is easier to give and more effective than earlier polio vaccine. His vaccine has remained instrumental in the ongoing effort of eradicating polio. Other vaccines developed by Sabin include the ones for encephalitis and dengue. He served as President of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

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Beck Weathers
(Pathologist)
Beck Weathers
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Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texas, United States
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Thomas Stoltz Harvey
(American Pathologist and Neurologist)
Thomas Stoltz Harvey
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Birthdate: October 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 5, 2007

Pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey was the man who conducted an autopsy on Albert Einstein. It is believed the Princeton Hospital employee later stole Einstein’s brain without his family’s permission and even lost his job for it. He kept parts of the brain with him for 43 years.

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Alice Hamilton
(Toxicologist, Pathologist, University teacher, Physician)
Alice Hamilton
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Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne
Died: September 22, 1970
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William H. Welch
(Physician)
William H. Welch
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Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk Historic District, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 30, 1934
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Bert Vogelstein
(Oncologist)
Bert Vogelstein
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Birthdate: June 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Francis Peyton Rous
(American Pathologist & Winner of 1966 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Francis Peyton Rous
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Birthdate: October 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: February 16, 1970

Francis Peyton Rous was an American pathologist best remembered for his works in blood transfusion, oncoviruses, and physiology of digestion. In 1966, Rous was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery in 1911 that led to the understanding of how viruses influence the progression of certain types of cancer.

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George Whipple
(Physician)
George Whipple
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Birthdate: August 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashland, New Hampshire, United States
Died: February 1, 1976
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Clarence Lushbaugh
(Radiologist, Pathologist)
Clarence Lushbaugh
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Birthdate: March 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 13, 2000
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Simon Flexner
(Physician)
Simon Flexner
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Birthdate: March 25, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, Unites States
Died: May 2, 1946
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Theobald Smith
(Pathologist)
Theobald Smith
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Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934
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Howard Taylor Ricketts
(Pathologist)
Howard Taylor Ricketts
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Birthdate: February 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States
Died: May 3, 1910
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Ernest William Goodpasture
(Physician)
Ernest William Goodpasture
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Birthdate: October 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 20, 1960
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Elvin C. Stakman
(Advisor)
Elvin C. Stakman
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Birthdate: May 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Algoma, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 22, 1979
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Eugene Lindsay Opie
(Physician)
Eugene Lindsay Opie
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Birthdate: July 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: March 12, 1971
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Oscar Auerbach
(Doctor)
Oscar Auerbach
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Birthdate: January 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 15, 1997
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Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt
(Pathologist)
Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt
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Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: March 10, 1928