Shuntaro Hida was born on January 1, 1917, and died on March 20, 2017. He was a Japanese physician. Hida was an eyewitness to the dropping of the Little Boy Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay on 6 August 1945. Hida treated survivors as a medical doctor and wrote about the effects of ..
Kamran Aziz was born in 1922 and died on March 7, 2017. She was a Cypriot musician and pharmacist. Aziz was the first female composer and the first female pharmacist in Turkish Cypriot society. Aziz made significant contributions to Turkish Cypriot folk music to the extent that she started the genre in its modern sense. ..
Joseph Nicolosi was born on January 21, 1947, and died on March 9, 2017. He was an American clinical psychologist. He was the founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, and a founder and president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). He advocated and practiced ..
Bassel al-Araj died on March 6, 2017. He was a Palestinian activist, author, and pharmacist. Al Araj was a graduate of an Egyptian university and was known for his writings about revolution and resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He is known as “the educated martyr” among some Palestinian activists. Al-Araj was a native ..
Thomas Earl Starzl was born on March 11, 1926, in Le Mars, Iowa, and died on March 4, 2017. He was an American physician, researcher, and expert on organ transplants. Starzl performed the first human liver transplants and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation. Thomas Starzl attended Westminster College in ..
Margaret Joan Roberts was born in 1937 and died on March 4, 2017 She was a South African herbalist. She was also an author of over 30 books on herbs and related topics. Named after her is The Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre in De Wildt, additionally, she has lent her name to product ranges including ..
Preben Hertoft was born on January 5, 1928, and died in February 2017. He was a Danish psychiatrist and professor in medical sexology, senior doctorate in medicine. When his mentor Kirsten Auken died, Hertoft worked over 40 years as a sexologist doing research, treatment, counseling and education. During 1986, Hertoft founded the first medical center ..
Sabine Oberhauser was born on August 30, 1963, and died on February 23, 2017. She was an Austrian physician and politician. When she died, Sabine was Austria’s Minister for Health and Minister for Women. During 2014, Sabine became a minister in the Social Democrat-Christian Conservative coalition government of then-Chancellor Werner Faymann. Oberhauser continued as Minister ..
Basil Stuart Hetzel was born on June 13, 1922 and died on February 4, 2017. He was an Australian medical researcher. Hetzel made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency, a major cause of goitre and cretinism worldwide. He got married to Mary Helen Eyles in 1946. The couple had five children; Susan (born 1947), ..
Margaret Mungherera was born on October 25, 1957, and died on February 4, 2017. She was a senior consultant psychiatrist and medical administrator in Uganda. Margaret Mungherera served as the president of the World Medical Association from October 2013 until October 2014. Margaret also served as president of the Uganda Medical Association. She received an ..