Great People In Medicine

Hippocrates

Hippocrates

An ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Athens), considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of Western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. Read more...

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur

If one were to choose among the greatest benefactors of humanity, Louis Pasteur would certainly rank at the top. He solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases, and contributed to the development of the first vaccines. He debunked the widely accepted myth of spontaneous generation, thereby setting the stage for modern biology and biochemistry. Read more...

Robert Koch

Robert Koch

In 1890 the German physician and bacteriologist Robert Koch set out his celebrated criteria for judging whether a given bacteria is the cause of a given disease. Koch's criteria brought some much-needed scientific clarity to what was then a very confused field. Read more...

Edward Livingston Trudeau

Edward Livingston Trudeau

Dr. Trudeau was a forward-thinking physician whose vision spurred the founding of the ATS, as well as its growth as a world-renowned leader in lung research and education over the last hundred-plus years. To recognize his distinguished achievements and honor those who share his vision, the Foundation of the ATS has established the Edward Livingston Trudeau Society. Read more...

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 America and the Barbary Pirates

An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe by

Gerard W. Gawalt


Ruthless, unconventional foes are not new to the United States of America. More than two hundred years ago the newly established United States made its first attempt to fight an overseas battle to protect its private citizens by building an international coalition against an unconventional enemy. Then the enemies were pirates and piracy. The focus of the United States and a proposed international coalition was the Barbary Pirates of North Africa.

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World Health Care Congress

The Annual a market of ideas, co-sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, is the most prestigious meeting of chief and senior executives from all sectors of health care. Renowned authorities and practitioners assemble to present recent results and to develop innovative strategies that foster the creation of a cost-effective and accountable U.S. health-care system. For more information, visit worldcongress.com.

MedicalTuesday Restored

Welcome To the Medical Tuesday Network

Physician, Business, Professional and Information Technology Communities Networking to Restore Accountability in HealthCare & Medical Practice

Read an introduction by Dr Del Meyer.