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Unsung Medical Heroes



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Join the Blackwell Search for Britain's Unsung Medical Heroes

To celebrate the opening of its new medical flagship store, Blackwell has launched a nationwide search for the nation's Unsung Medical Heroes.

Prominent medical opinion leaders have already submitted their nominations and voted for someone they feel has made a real difference to medicine or to their life personally.

If you would like to vote for someone whose invention, findings or pioneering methods have helped change the face of medicine, or even a local doctor or nurse who you feel has not received the acknowledgement they deserve, then vote now to submit your entry online.

The closing date for entries is August 31st 2007.

The Blackwell medical flagship store is based in the inspirational settings of Wellcome Collection - a new Ł30 million visitor attraction from the Wellcome Trust that explores the connections between medically-related disciplines. Come visit the store to discover a centre of scientific excellence in a world of medical heroes.





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Dr Aaron T Beck nominated by Anjula Mutanda: Media Psychologist
Dr Aaron T Beck

"Dr Aaron T Beck was known as the father of cognitive therapy, his ground breaking research put the efficacy of psychotherapy for the treatment of depression on the map"

Anjula Mutanda: Media Psychologist

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  William Brockedon nominated by Ann Lewis: Secretary & Registrar, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
William Brockedon

"William Brockedon patented the tablet press in 1843, thus paving the way for the mass manufacture of medicines in the form that most patients know them today"

Ann Lewis: Secretary & Registrar, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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Dr Ignaz Semmelweis nominated by Claire Rayner: Former Nurse and Media Agony Aunt
Dr Ignaz Semmelweis

"Dr Ignaz Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician who discovered that the transmission of infections could be prevented by introducing hand washing standards."

Claire Rayner: Former Nurse and Media Agony Aunt

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  Dr Claude Bernard nominated by Dr David Bull: Media Doctor and Entrepreneur
Dr Claude Bernard

"Dr Claude Bernard was known as the 'father' of scientific method, he strongly believed that experimentation was the fundamental basis on which medicine should be built."

Dr David Bull: Media Doctor and Entrepreneur

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Professor Jerry Morris nominated by Dr Ian Campbell: GP, Media Doctor and Honorary Medical Director of Weight Concern
Professor Jerry Morris

"Professor Morris was the first to identify and prove the link between physical activity and health. In the 1950's he showed conclusively that the more physically active you are the more healthy you will be."

Dr Ian Campbell: GP, Media Doctor and Honorary Medical Director of Weight Concern

Read more about Professor Jerry Morris

  Dr Dilip Mahalanabis nominated by Dr Jonty Heaversedge: GP and Media Doctor
Dr Dilip Mahalanabis

"Dr Dilip Mahalanabis and his team developed oral rehydration therapy (ORT) which is used to prevent dehydration in people with diarrhoea, which is still the leading cause of death for children in developing countries."

Dr Jonty Heaversedge: GP and Media Doctor

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Dr Archie Brain nominated by Dr Judith Hulf: President, The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr Archie Brain

"Many of those who have had an anaesthetic within the last twenty years will have benefited from Dr Brain's skill and expertise without being aware they have done so. Dr Brain is the inventor of the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA), one of the most successful innovations and key developments in the field of anaesthesia."

Dr Judith Hulf: President, The Royal College of Anaesthetists

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  Dr Charles Drew nominated by Dr Linda Papadopoulos: Media Psychologist
Dr Charles Drew

"Dr Charles Drew researched blood plasma and transfusions in New York City. It was during his work at Columbia University where he made his discoveries relating to the preservation of blood."

Dr Linda Papadopoulos: Media Psychologist

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Dr Jim Styner nominated by Dr Mark Hamilton: Media Doctor
Dr Jim Styner

"The 'hero' I wish to nominate is unfortunately as the result of a sad and tragic incident. In February 1976, an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Jim Styner, crashed his private plane in a Nebraska cornfield."

Dr Mark Hamilton: Media Doctor

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  Dr John Snow nominated by Dr Mark Porter: GP and Media Doctor
Dr John Snow

"Although well known to medical students for identifying the source of London's 1848 cholera epidemic and for removing the handle of the contaminated drinking water pump responsible - John Snow's pioneering work in anaesthesia hasn't had the prominence it deserves."

Dr Mark Porter: GP and Media Doctor

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Dr John Horder nominated by Dr Sarah Jarvis: GP and Good Housekeeping Media Doctor
Dr John Horder

"Dr John Horder has been absolutely pivotal in determining the present 'gatekeeper' system of general practice in the UK, which is the envy of the world."

Dr Sarah Jarvis: GP and Good Housekeeping Media Doctor

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  Sir Kenneth Calman nominated by Maura Buchanan: President & Chair of Council, Royal College of Nursing
Sir Kenneth Calman

"Sir Kenneth is a prominent clinical Professor and is an author on the treatment and care of cancer patients, he supported nursing and gave a lot of time to teach and work with the cancer nursing network, this served as an early example of effective multi disciplinary work."

Maura Buchanan: President & Chair of Council, Royal College of Nursing

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Dr Michael Balint nominated by Professor David Haslam: President, Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Michael Balint

"Dr Michael Balint practiced as a psychoanalyst at the Tavistock Clinic in London, but to family doctors he will always be remembered for the work he did in the 1950s and 1960s in helping them to understand the psychology of the doctor-patient relationship."

Professor David Haslam: President, Royal College of General Practitioners

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  Dr James Ambrose nominated by Professor Parveen Kumar: Immediate Past President, BMA
Dr James Ambrose

"Dr James Ambrose occupied a unique place in the history of medicine as the radiologist who, together with the physicist Godfrey Hounsfield, was responsible for the development of the CT scanner, one of the 20th century's most important advances in medical diagnostics."

Professor Parveen Kumar: Immediate Past President, BMA

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Thomas Wakley nominated by Dr Richard Horton: Editor of The Lancet
Thomas Wakley

"Thomas Wakley was the first editor of The Lancet, which was founded in 1823. He was the UK's first medical journalist and a radical controversialist."

Dr Richard Horton: Editor of The Lancet

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  Hakim Abdul Hameed nominated by Dr Ali: Integrated Health Specialist
Hakim Abdul Hameed

"The late Hakim Abdul Hameed was a most remarkable man. His forefathers were known to be the physicians to the Moghul Emperors and he was last in the line of Unani Hakims."

Dr Ali: Integrated Health Specialist

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Joseph Jackson Lister nominated by Dr Fiona Godlee: Editor of the BMJ
Joseph Jackson Lister

"Joseph Jackson Lister was a London wine merchant, ship owner, and a prominent Quaker, whose experimentation with optical lenses transformed the microscope from a curiosity into an instrument of serious scientific study."

Dr Fiona Godlee: Editor of the BMJ

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  Dr Cecil George Paine nominated by Professor Harold Ellis: Author of Clinical Anatomy
Dr Cecil George Paine

"Cecil George Paine was born in London in 1905. He qualified at St Mary's in 1928 and was a student of bacteriology under Alexander Fleming. He moved to Sheffield as a junior pathologist in 1929 and remained as a Pathologist there for the rest of his career."

Professor Harold Ellis: Author of Clinical Anatomy

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