today in medical history

(1930) British surgeon Roy Yorke Calne is born. In 1987, he performed the world’s first liver, heart, and lung transplant.

(1930) Chinese pharmaceutical chemist Tu Youyou is born. She is known for discovering artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin, which are used to treat malaria.

(1960) English computational biologist and academic Richard M. Durbin is born. His research includes the genomic sequencing and the neural modelling of C. elegans.

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