Male Pediatricians

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Robert Leckie
(American Writer and US Marine Who Authored Sports Books, Children's Books, Autobiographies, and Fiction Books)
Robert Leckie
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Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: December 24, 2001

Robert Leckie was an American writer and US Marine. He is best remembered for authoring sports books, children's books, autobiographies, fiction books, and books about the history of the United States military. One of Robert Leckie's memoirs, Helmet for My Pillow, became the basis for the popular war drama miniseries The Pacific.

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Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
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Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15, 1998

American paediatrician Benjamin Spock was the first paediatrician who studied psychoanalysis to comprehend needs of children and family dynamics. He penned Baby and Child Care, a best-seller book of the twentieth-century. His concepts of child-rearing influenced generations of parents. Spock was also an Olympic gold-medallist in rowing and ran during the 1972 United States presidential election as People's Party nominee.

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Hans Asperger
(Paediatrician)
Hans Asperger
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Birthdate: February 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21, 1980
Hans Asperger, who lent his name to Asperger’s syndrome, is remembered as a pioneer in autism research and was earlier believed to have saved children with disabilities from being killed by the Nazis. However, later evidence suggested he had sent two mentally disabled children for experiments under the Third Reich.
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Janusz Korczak
(Former educator, children's author, pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
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Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7, 1942

A reputed Polish doctor, Henryk Goldszmit was better known by his pseudonym, Janusz Korczak, which he used to write several children’s books. Apart from working as a pediatrician and a military doctor, he also owned a Jewish orphanage and stayed with the children while the Germans deported him and other staff to Treblinka.

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C. Everett Koop
(13th Surgeon General of the United States (1982 - 1989))
C. Everett Koop
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Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013

C. Everett Koop was a pediatric surgeon and public health administrator who served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. Previously, he had been a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was well-known for his support of the rights of children with disabilities and his work with AIDS patients. 

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Paul M. Fleiss
(American Author and Pediatrician Who Achieved Notoriety for Pleading Guilty to Bank Fraud)
Paul M. Fleiss
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Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 19, 2014

Paul M. Fleiss was an American author and pediatrician. Best remembered for his unorthodox medical views, Fleiss did not insist upon vaccinations for children, although he recommended them. Paul M. Fleiss achieved notoriety in 1994, when he pleaded guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy in association with his daughter Heidi's prostitution ring.

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T. Berry Brazelton
(American Pediatrician, Author, and the Developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS))
T. Berry Brazelton
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Birthdate: May 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States
Died: March 13, 2018

American pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton conducted ground-breaking studies on newborn behavioral research. He is also remembered for his Emmy-winning show What Every Baby Knows and for his books such as Toddlers and Parents. He had advocated for parental and medical leaves and been part of the National Commission on Children.

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Jérôme Lejeune
(Pediatrician)
Jérôme Lejeune
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Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montrouge, France
Died: April 3, 1994
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John O. Agwunobi
(A formally trained pediatrician and chief executive officer and executive chairman of Herbalife Nutrition)
John O. Agwunobi
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Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
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Andrew Agwunobi
(CEO for UConn Health since 2014)
Andrew Agwunobi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scotland
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Saul Krugman
(American Physician Whose Studies Resulted in the Invention of Rubella, Hepatitis and Measles Vaccines)
Saul Krugman
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Birthdate: April 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 26, 1995

Saul Krugman was an American physician and pediatrician. He is best remembered for his studies of rubella, hepatitis, and measles; his studies resulted in the invention of vaccinations for these diseases. However, the results of his studies were acquired through unethical medical practices, which involved experimentation on disabled children.

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Frederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)
Frederick Chapman Robbins
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Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auburn, Alabama, United States
Died: August 4, 2003

Nobel Prize-winning American pediatrician and virologist Frederick Chapman Robbins is best remembered for his pathbreaking research on the poliomyelitis virus, which later helped in the development of polio vaccines. He also taught pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University and worked with the US Army’s virus and rickettsia lab.

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Abraham Jacobi
(American Physician Who Established the First Clinic for Diseases of Children in the 'United States')
Abraham Jacobi
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Birthdate: May 6, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westphalia, Germany
Died: July 10, 1919

Considered the Father of American pediatrics, Abraham Jacobi was a German born American physician, who began his career in USA as a practicing doctor. Later, he took up teaching assignments at various universities, eventually establishing the first Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Also an advocate of birth control, he occupied a key position in the child healthcare movement.

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Clemens von Pirquet
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Birthdate: May 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 28, 1929
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Lungile Pepeta
(Cardiologist, Academic)
Lungile Pepeta
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: South African
Died: August 7, 2020

South African pediatric cardiologist and professor Lungile Pepeta is remembered for his life-long struggle to improve his country’s medical facilities and to create a medical school for doctors from rural areas. Part of the advisory committee of the government’s COVID-19 taskforce, he himself died of the virus later.

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Thomas C. Peebles
(The First Person to Successfully Isolate the Measles Virus)
Thomas C. Peebles
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Birthdate: June 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts
Died: July 8, 2010

Thomas C. Peebles was an American physician best remembered for his discoveries in the field of medicine. He was the first person to successfully isolate the measles virus. Thomas C. Peebles' research also proved that tetanus vaccine could be administered once in every 10 years as opposed to the popular belief that it must be given every year.

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Bronson Crothers
(American Pediatrician and Neurologist)
Bronson Crothers
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Birthdate: July 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: July 17, 1959

Harvard professor and pediatric neurologist Bronson Crothers initially spent a few years practicing in Minnesota before becoming an army doctor during World War I. He is best remembered for his work on neurological injuries that cause conditions such as cerebral palsy. He also served the American Pediatric Society as its president.

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Barton Childs
(American Pediatrician and Geneticist Who Defined the Field of Genetic Medicine)
Barton Childs
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Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Died: February 18, 2010

Johns Hopkins pediatrician and geneticist Barton Childs had also served the army during World War II. Apart from being the first director of genetics at Johns Hopkins, he conducted pioneering studies on the genetics of adrenal hyperplasia and Addison’s disease, and penned books such as Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease.

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David Hamilton Smith
(Scientist, Pediatrician)
David Hamilton Smith
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Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 23, 1999
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Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.
(American Pediatric Virologist Who Played a Key Role in the Development of German Measles Vaccine)
Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.
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Birthdate: November 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: August 19, 2001

Harry Martin Meyer Jr., was an American pediatric virologist best remembered for his role in defeating several infectious diseases, including German measles. He achieved national prominence when he discovered the first effective vaccine against German measles. Harry Martin Meyer Jr., is also credited with publishing over 100 scientific papers for textbooks.