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