Francis Wisebart Jacobs - Known as "Colorados Mother of Charities". Founded the Charity Organization Society, which became the prototype for the United Way. Also founded National Jewish Hospital in Denver. She is the only woman honored with a stain glass portrait in the Rotunda of the Colorado Capiitol dome. Inductee of Natl Womens Hall of Fame.
Francois Jacob - French Jew. Nobel Prize 1965 for discoveries related to virus and enyzme synthesis. He shared his prize with Andre Lwoff (his mentor) and Jacques Monod (not Jewish). Jacob began his medical studies before WWII and planned to be a surgeon. However, his hands were damaged as he fought with the Free French Forces in North Africa. He was awarded several combat medals, incl. the Compagnon de la Liberation, one of the highest French medals.
Scientist, malaria control
Noted cardiovascular scientist discover/developed beta-blocker treatments for heart disease.
Developer, with M.C. Chiang, of the first practical birth control pill. Part of the funding came from Margaret Sanger (not Jewish), a founder of Planned Parenthood. Pincus was known as "Goody". Which probably is the word that many women shouted when his invention was announced.
Professor of Pharmacology
Born in Hungary in the late 19th C., he served as a physician in the Austro-Hungarian army during WWI. He immigrated to the United States and along with Jacques Malinak, q.v., he was critical to the establishment of plastic surgery as an independent speciality.
biologist, Nobel Prize (2002)
(JYB 1967 p208) biologist
Leon Pinsker was a physician, a Zionist pioneer and activist, and the founder and leader of the Hovevei Zion, also known as Hibbat Zion (Hebrew: חיבת ציון, Lovers of Zion) movement.
pediatric surgeon, separation of conjoined twins (1968)
ubiquitin system; Lasker Award (2000), Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2004)
The most important reformer in the history of American medicine. In the early 1900s, he spent two years examining over 150 institutions for the training of physicians and didnt like what he saw. Around 1910, He issued the "Flexner Report" which indicted medical education as poorly supervised, poorly taught, without a standard curriculum, etc. As a result of his work, medical education throughout the USA was completely revised, leading to the modern medical school as we know it. He also convinced Dept. Store magnate Louis Bamberger to provide the endowment for the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton (later the home of Albert Einstein).
neuropsychiatrist, Recovery International founder
Jewogle saw a mention of this physician and he is worthy of note even if he is not famous for his medical work. Last year he became the first Ethopian immigrant to Israel to obtain his medical degree.
structure of ribosome. She received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009)
pediatrician, diphtheria researcher
physician, discovered the cause of gonorrhea (Jewish father)