1998 32¢ Organ and Tissue Donation
February 14, 1998

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.

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1974 18¢ Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
January 23, 1849

America’s First Female Doctor 

On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to graduate from medical school.

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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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