National Donor Day
On February 14, 1998, the first National Donor Day was held in the US. The annual event is held to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donations and to honor those who have donated, those who have received donations, and those we lost before donations became available.
America’s First Female Doctor
On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to graduate from medical school.
Birth of Severo Ochoa
Severo Ochoa de Albornoz was born on September 24, 1905, in Luarca, Spain. Ochoa researched how cells build proteins like RNA, which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1956.
Happy Birthday Mary Lasker
Health activist and philanthropist Mary Woodward Lasker was born on November 30, 1900, in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Dr. Allison Davis
Dr. William Boyd Allison Davis was born on October 14, 1902, in Washington, DC.
American Pharmaceutical Association
On October 6, 1852, the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Happy Birthday Edward Trudeau
Physician Edward Livingston Trudeau was born on October 5, 1848, in New York City.
National Hospital Day
On May 12, 1921, the US celebrated National Hospital Day for the first time.
Happy Birthday, Walter Reed
Major Walter Reed, M.D., was born on September 13, 1851, in Belroi, Gloucester County, Virginia.