Famous Doctors on Stamps

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 649.jpg
    issued Dec.5th,1937
    Gerhard (Gerard) van Swieten was born in Leiden (Holland).
    Because as a catholic he could not applie for a leading position at the university,he worked as a prominent practical doctor.
    In 1845 he became the personal doctor of the empress Maria Theresia of Austria.
    His position was more like that of a health minister.He reformed the Austrian medical system and the medical training at the universities.
    Most famous he became for his fight against superstition.At the time the myth of vampires was very widespread.He travelled to the east of the empire to prove that vampires were nothing but a myth.
    He was the the model for B.Stokers Dr.van Helsing in his book Dracula.
     

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  2. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Dr. Jonas Salk. Polio vaccine. Fortunately for many, he decided to go into research instead of practice.

    His book, "A New Reality" is a very thought-provoking read.

    JonasSalk.jpg
     
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  3. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    What was his "new reality?"

    Don
     
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  4. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Howdy <DON> In short, a plea for more cooperation and altruism. The main review on Amazon tells it better. The book is an easy and enjoyable read with many insights. I very much recommend it.
     
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  5. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Well, U.S. society certainly could use more cooperation and altruism, but my thinking is our current society is the "new reality." As a society, we, unfortunately, no longer agree with each other about what is right and wrong.

    To keep this post philatelic, I think most of us on the Exchange can agree, however, that stamp collecting can be fun and is a good diversion from reality.

    Don
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 650.jpg
    issued Dec.5th,1937
    Leopold von Auenbrugger,born in Graz/Styria was a disciple of van Swieten.
    He invented the "Percussion" as a method to detect illnesses,mainly of the
    thorax.The invention of the stethoscope by the french doctor René Laennec
    (1781-1826) helped the "percussion" to become a standard diagnosis method,
    what is a must for a doctor till today.
    (The stamp has a damaged lower perforation.For nearly fifty years I wanted
    to replace it.But then I got so used to it,that I now would not even think to
    look for a better one !)
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 651.jpg
    issued Dec.5th,1937
    von Rokitansky was born in Königgrätz in Bohemia (today Hradec Králové),
    but spent all his adult life in Vienna.He "invented" the pathology as a exact science,revolutionizing the diagnosis of illnesses.
    He spent all his scientific life at the university of Vienna.
    Knighted by Emperor Franz Joseph,he hold many honorary posts in the world
    of medicine.Among those was his membership in the American Academy of
    Arts and Sciences.A mountain in Antarctica is named after von Rokitansky.
    He was also a politician and philosopher,who demanded humanity has to be paramount of science (in proximity to Arthur Schopenhauer).
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 652.jpg
    Like so many famous Viennese,Joesph von Skoda was born in Bohemia.In the
    town what gave it´s name to a very nice kind of beer Pilsen/Pilzen.
    He studied medicine,mathematics and physics in Vienna,where he became
    a doctor and medical teacher.
    He developed the diagnosis by percussion and ausculation to an level,
    what is still today the standard tool of diagnosis in the medical profession.
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 653.jpg
    Von Hebra was born as Ferdinand K.F.Schwarzmann (name of his mother) in Brünn (Brno) in Moravia.
    As a young doctor in Vienna he worked on skin diseases.He established
    the dermatology as a seperate branch of medicine and became the first
    tenured professor of dermatology.
    He was adopted by his father Johann Hebra in1840 and was knighted in 1877.
     
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 654.jpg
    From the same set,issued Dec.5th,1937.
    Born in Bohemia,von Arlt studied medicine in Prague.In 1842 he opened
    a private practice there.In 1849 he became a professor of ophthalmology
    at the Karls-University in Prague.
    From 1856-1883 he taught at the University of Vienna and was the head of the university hospital for eye-deseases,the first of its kind worldwide.
    He wrote textbooks for eye specialists and became one of the founders
    of the modern ophthalmology.
     
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  11. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    No reference here to what sort of doctors are shown,so here is something a little different....but still keeping the doctor theme.
    In 2013,Great Britain introduced a set of stamps commemorating Classic Tv -50 Years of Dr Who.
    I remember watching this show back in my younger days. A series of stamps show actors who have portrayed Dr Who.
    Not my cup of tea,by any means.I gave up collecting GB back in 2010 when I decided they were issuing too many stamps,with questionable...to me,anyway...topics.This is one such example.... Dr WHO.jpg Dr WHO.jpg
     
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  12. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    For some reason,it shows two sets of stamps....my senility is back again.
     
  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Robert,
    you could have edited your post and delete one set of those eyesores.
    Such stamps make a really good reason to terminate a G.B. collection.
    I personally like british stamps,but collect definitives only.

    Werner
     
  14. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Werner....Eyesores is a good description.Unfortunately,these are not the only example.....Starwars...Game of Thrones..Harry Potter...
    Great examples of British culture .........:bored::bored:
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 655.jpg Born in Eisenstadt (at the time Hungary,today Austria),Hyrtl studied medicine
    in Vienna.He became professor for anatomy at the Karls University in Prague
    at the age of 26.Eight years later he returned to Vienna as ordinarius for
    anatomy.He was the leading anatomist of his time worldwide.He became
    member of many medical and scientific societies from Russia to the US.
     
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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Med Ö 656.jpg
    Born in Bergen on the island of Rügen,Billroth,who studied medicine,instead
    of music,following the wishes of his mother,was one of the most eminent
    surgeons of his time.Working at first in Berlin,later in Zürich,he finally
    went to Vienna in 1867.As a professor for medicine he wrote books and theoretical treatises for surgeons.He did perform many first-time operations.
    He is most famous for his stomach and intestines surgical treatment inventions.
    Throughout his life music was his second love.He was a gifted amateur pianist
    and violinist and lifelong close friend of Johannes Brahms.
     
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