Dr. Harvey Cushing – Father of Modern Neurology

Ever wondered who Cushing’s syndrome is named after? Read the story of Dr Harvey Cushing, the father of modern neurological surgery.  He comes from a long generation of general practitioners and has revolutionised the approach towards neurosurgery. Timeline: 1869-1939 Background: Dr Cushing’s father, grandfather, and great grandfather before him were all general practitioners. He was […]

Sir William Osler: Father of Modern Medicine

Sir William Osler is considered to be one of the most influential and beloved physicians of all time. His quirky sense of humour, powerful speeches, and a revolutionising approach towards medical education has rightly earned him the title: Father of Modern Medicine. Timeline: 1849 to 1918 Place of study: Trinity College, Toronto Toronto Medical School […]

Dr. V. Craig Jordan

Born: New Braunfels, Texas, USA Place of study: University of Leeds, England Contribution to breast cancer research: Dr. Jordan’s PhD program involved studying anti-estrogens. He studied the effects of tamoxifen and other selective estrogen receptor modulators and their effects on bone density. Tamoxifen has since then revolutionized the treatment of breast cancer. His research demonstrated […]