Heroes of Medicine

Medicine has its own Pantheon. Yet, while most people probably know (or have at least heard) of Einstein or Planck, few remember the names and deeds of those, who made medicine great. When is the last time someone mentioned Nancy Caroline? Or Elizabeth Blackwell? Or even Robert Virchow?

Start by reading about James Miranda Steuart Barry (first known trans male physician, but even without that a very remarkable man).

Or about Annie, the resuscitation doll, her origins, and why the “Unknown of the Seine” is bullshit.

Others: Kary Mullis, Rembrandt, the first medschool shitposter, or see all pages here