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20th century Doctor of the Week Nobel Prize

Gerty Cori – the first female Nobel Prize winner

Gerty Cori after facing a lot of obstacles, the highpoint of her career was her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1947 – as first woman. Just 2 women won a Nobel Prize in science before: Marie Curie and her daughter Iréne Joliot-Curie.

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Doctor of the Week Nobel Prize Vaccine

Emil von Behring – from village kid to the 1st Nobel Prize winner

Emil Behring sitting.

Emil Behring (1854-1917), the “saviour of children”, the “saviour of soldiers”, local politican, 1st Nobel Prize of Physiology or Medicine winner and nobleman (both since 1901), Geheimrat (since 1903) and successful businessman. That is what Behring achieved in his life. But he was also a troubled character aiming for recognition.

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Doctor of the Week

Edward Jenner, the smallpox vaccine hero

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In the 18th century England Edward Jenner (1749 –1823) played an essential part in the development of the smallpox vaccine: Furthermore, he coined the terms “vaccine” and “vaccination”.

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Doctor of the Week Middle Ages

The Polymath Hildegard of Bingen

Illustration of Hildegard of Bingen having a vision in Liber Scivias within the Rupertsberger Codex (around 1180)

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a German Benedictine abbess, founder of 2 monasteries, writer, inventor of the constructed language “Lingua Ignota”, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, prophet and polymath.

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Antiquity Doctor of the Week

Chatting with Galen of Pergamon

You voted for Galen of Pergamon and so he is the first within the series “Doctor of the Week”.