This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018

«physician»

Thomas Sydenham

Thomas Sydenham
(September 10, 1624 - December 29, 1689)
Thomas Sydenham was an English physician. He was born at Wynford Eagle in Dorset, where his father was a gentleman of property. His brother was Colonel William Sydenham. Thomas fought for the Parliament throughout the English Civil War, and, at its end, resumed his medical studies at Oxford. He became the undisputed master of the English medical world and was known as 'The English Hippocrates’. Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham's Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance.
English physician, physician

James Parkinson

James Parkinson
(April 11, 1755 - December 21, 1824)
James Parkinson was an English apothecary surgeon, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot.
Parkinson, English physician, physician

Paolo Giovio

Paolo Giovio
(April 19, 1483 - December 11, 1552)
Paolo Giovio was an Italian physician, historian and biographer, and prelate.
Italian historian, physician, historian

Louis Camille Maillard

Louis Camille Maillard
(February 4, 1878 - May 12, 1936)
Louis Camille Maillard was a French physician and chemist.
French physician, physician, chemist

Robert Koch

Robert Koch
(December 11, 1843 - May 27, 1910)
Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch was a German physician. He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis (1877), the Tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and Vibrio cholerae (1883) and for his development of Koch's postulates. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905 for his tuberculosis findings. He is considered one of the founders of microbiology, inspiring such major figures as Paul Ehrlich and Gerhard Domagk.
German physician, physician, Nobel laureate
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