Medicine

2011 44¢ Severo Ochoa
September 24, 1905

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.

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 US #3432B – from the Distinguished Americans Series
November 30, 1900

Happy Birthday Mary Lasker

Health activist and philanthropist Mary Woodward Lasker was born on November 30, 1900, in Watertown, Wisconsin.

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 US #2816 – from the Black Heritage Series
October 14, 1902

Dr. Allison Davis

Dr. William Boyd Allison Davis was born on October 14, 1902, in Washington, DC. 

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 US #1473 was issued for the 120th anniversary of the founding of the APhA.
October 6, 1852

American Pharmaceutical Association

On October 6, 1852, the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 US #3432A was the 11th stamp in the Distinguished Americans Series.
October 5, 1848

Happy Birthday Edward Trudeau

Physician Edward Livingston Trudeau was born on October 5, 1848, in New York City.

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 US #2210 was issued for the 250th anniversary of Bellevue Hospital.
May 12, 1921

National Hospital Day

On May 12, 1921, the US celebrated National Hospital Day for the first time.

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 US #877 from the Famous American Scientists issue. Click image to order.
September 13, 1851

Happy Birthday, Walter Reed

Major Walter Reed, M.D., was born on September 13, 1851, in Belroi, Gloucester County, Virginia. 

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 US #1135 was issued for the ADA’s 100th anniversary. Click image to order.
August 3, 1859

The American Dental Association Meets for the First Time

On August 3, 1859, twenty-six dentists met in Niagara Falls, New York at the first meeting of the American Dental Association (ADA).

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1998 32¢ Pure Food and Drugs Act
June 30, 1906

Pure Food and Drug and Meat Inspection Acts

On June 30, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act into law, to help improve the quality and labeling of America’s food and medicines.

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