Susumu Tonegawa, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1987
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Jean-Henri Dunant

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. Continue reading

The Red Cross – the begining

The first international medical relief organization was the Red Cross, technically formed at the Geneva Convention of 1864 and the Red Cross still has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Red Cross Mission was based on the ideas of the Swiss humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant, who had advocated the formation of national voluntary societies for huanitarian aid during wartime. During non war times, The Red Cross also performs such peacetime duties, as first aid training and disaster relief. After 1906 Red Crescent societies was first formed in Muslim countries.

Date:
      1864
Name(s):
      Jean-Henri Dunant
Occupation:
      Humanitarian
Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland

Additional Information:

  • Henry Dunant – Wikipedia
    Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was the founder of the Red Cross, and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Redcross.ca – Canadian Red Cross‎
    Official Canadian site
  • History – IFRC
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I.

Breast Cancer: A conference in Canada

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Max Theiler, first African to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First African presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1951
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Blood types Discovered

Karl Landsteiner in 1901, described blood types A, B and O, fist shooing the differences due to distinctive antigens carried by red blood cells. Continue reading

Gerty Theresa Cori, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1947
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George Eastman

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Howard Walter Florey, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1945
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Isolation of Insulin a Canadian Discovery

In 1921, Isolation of Insulin was discovered by Frederick Grant Banting and Charles H. Best, both Canadian Biochemists at the University of Toronto. Continue reading