Great People In Medicine
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…
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…
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
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…
Galen Of Pergamon
Galen, a second-century Greek physician and philosopher, rose from gladiators’ physician in Asia Minor to court physician in the Rome of Marcus Aurelius. He is considered the most important physician of the ancient world after Hippocrates. Galen had an inquiring mind and was anxious to form his own independent judgments. His knowledge was equally great in theory and practice. Much of our information on earlier medicine derives from his reports alone, as he absorbed into his work nearly all preceding medical thought. Read more…
Are we Heading Towards another GREAT DEPRESSION?
How bad was the Great Depression? Over the four years from 1929 to 1933, production at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities fell by more than half. People’s real disposable incomes dropped 28 percent. Stock prices collapsed to one-tenth of their pre-crash height. The number of unemployed Americans rose from 1.6 million in 1929 to […]
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.
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.