Famous Dutch General Practitioners

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Willem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)
Willem Einthoven
Birthdate: May 21, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semarang
Died: September 29, 1927

Willem Einthoven was a Dutch physiologist and physician whose invention of the electrocardiogram in 1895 earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1924. He is also credited with theorizing the existence of Einthoven's triangle, which is named in his honor.

Marion Koopmans
Marion Koopmans
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tegelen

Marion Koopmans is a Dutch virologist whose research considers noroviruses, emerging infectious diseases, and veterinary medicine. A respected virologist, Koopmans is part of the World Health Organization's scientific advisory group. Over the years, she has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Machiavelli Prize. Currently, Marion Koopmans is working to understand the spread of Covid-19 disease.

Regnier de Graaf
(Dutch Physician Known for His Key Contributions to the Field of Reproductive Biology)
Regnier de Graaf
Birthdate: July 30, 1641
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schoonhoven, Netherlands
Died: August 17, 1673

Reinier de Graaf was a Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist. He is credited with making important discoveries in reproductive biology. De Graaf, who specialized in iatrogenesis and iatrochemistry, was the first to develop a syringe. He did so to inject dye into the reproductive organs of the human body to understand their structure and function.

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Cola Debrot
(Governor of the Netherlands Antilles)
Cola Debrot
Birthdate: May 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands
Died: December 3, 1981

Cola Debrot was a Dutch medical doctor, lawyer, writer, and politician. From 1962 to 1970, he served as the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles and played an important role in reshaping the relationship between the Antilles, the Netherlands, and Suriname.