John Freely was born in 1926, in Brooklyn, New York and died on April 20, 2017. He was an American physicist, teacher, and author of popular travel and history books on Istanbul, Athens, Venice, Turkey, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. Freely was the father of writer and Turkish-to-English literary translator Maureen Freely. He was raised ..
Dipak Desai died on April 10, 2017. He was an American physician and convicted murderer. Dr. Dipak Desai owned 65 % of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada. Other owners includes Dr. Eladio Carrera (14%) Dr. Clifford Carrol and Dr. Vishvinder Sharma. The facility is a private same day surgery facility located in Las Vegas, ..
Ingeborg Rapoport was born on September 2, 1912 and died on March 23, 2017. She was a German pediatrician She was a prominent figure in East German medicine and, at age 102, the oldest person to receive a Doctorate degree. She studied medicine in Hamburg in Nazi-Germany, but was denied a medical degree because her ..
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 ..