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New York Academy of Medicine

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Founded 1847, and presently "dedicated to enhancing the health of the public through research, education, policy analysis and advocacy, with a particular focus on disadvantaged urban populations."

Official Website:
http://www.nyam.org/

Founding Date:
1847

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Alphonse Dochez
Doctor
21-Apr-1882 30-Jun-1964 Scarlet fever, pneumonia, common cold
John William Draper
Chemist
5-May-1811 4-Jan-1882 Radiant energy and portrait photography
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Mary O. Mundinger
Educator
c. 1937   Dean, Columbia School of Nursing
Dean R. O'Hare
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Chubb, 1988-2002
Morris W. Offit
Business
c. 1935   Founder of OFFITBANK
J. Marion Sims
Doctor
25-Jan-1813 13-Nov-1883 Father of gynecology
Samuel O. Thier
Doctor
23-Jun-1937   CEO of Massachusetts General, 1996-2002
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides


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