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8th grade WOW Project (Due Monday 11/14)

In the spirit of the WOW project theme (ordinary American heroes), you will be conducting research on one of the following ordinary American physicians/scientists whose devotion to helping to cure illnesses or help patients have a better quality of life, brought them to notiriety.

Once you have selected the person/persons to cover, find out what their contribution was to the field of medicine and create a simple poster to illustrate what you discovered.  Include 1 index card with information about the person and what they became known for.

Walter Reed (army physician)

Harvey Cushing (pioneer of neurosurgery)

Orvan Hess (penicillin and fetal heart monitor)

Herbert Neddleman (found link between lead and brain function)

Joseph Ransohoff (neurosurgeon)

Helen Tausig (pediatric cardiology)

Patch Adams (pediatrics)

Charles and William Mayo (opened the famous non-profit Mayo Clinic in MN)

Jonas Salk (polio vaccine)

Benjamin Spock (famous pediatrician and author)

Elliot Joslin (first doctor to specialize in diabetes)

Don Francis (was working on ebola virus in africa and major identifier of HIV- And the band played on)

Robert Gallo (famous in learning about leukemia, lymphoma, and HIV- And the band played on)

Below are Nobel Peace Prize winners in the field of medicine

Mason Andrews

Herman Muller

Baruch Blumberg and D. Carelton Gadjusek

Joseph E. Murray and E. Donnall Thomas

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