Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.
"Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." -Leonardo da Vinci
Pediatric Device Consortium (PDC) is a group of physicians, engineers, scientists and others… all inventors working together to develop medical devices designed especially for children. PDC is based at the University of California, San Francisco and funded through the United States FDA's Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program.
'a rare glimpse of leonardo da vinci's anatomical drawings' - maria popova, 2012 [brain pickings book review article, images + video link, of leonardo da vinci: anatomist by martin clayton, senior curator of the royal collection]
Walter Freeman, inventor of the lobotomy--Even after his medical license was revoked for killing a patient with his technique, he would travel the country in his “Lobotomobile” to service the needy and the isolated. He performed 3,439 lobotomies during his career, though the psychological and physical damage caused by his practice of psychiatry is unquantifiable