Today In Medical History – January 30

(1899) South African-American virologist and doctor Max Theiler is born. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for creating a vaccine for yellow fever.

(1929) Canadian physician and pediatric surgeon Lucille Teasdale-Corti is born. She is remembered for dedicating her life to her patients and improving the medical services offered in northern Uganda.

(1949) American physician and molecular biologist Peter Agre is born. He shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporin water channels, which as responsible for moving water through a cell’s membrane.

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