Public Health Heroes Instalment 1 (more are coming)

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This is the very first instalment of over 100 Public Health Heroes voted for by people on Twitter and Email

This is the very first instalment of over 100 Public Health Heroes voted for by people on Twitter and Email

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  • 1. Discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer Sir Richard Doll Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir Richard Doll Discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer
  • 2. A founding father of epidemiology, Dr Snow linked cholera to contaminated water supplies John Snow Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes John Snow A founding father of epidemiology, Dr Snow linked cholera to contaminated water supplies
  • 3. Pioneered the smallpox vaccine and was one of the founders of immunology Edward Jenner Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Edward Jenner Pioneered the smallpox vaccine and was one of the founders of immunology
  • 4. Major contributions to social determinants of health and inequalities, epidemiology of non communicable disease (e.g. heart disease) Sir Michael Marmot Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir Michael Marmot Major contributions to social determinants of health and inequalities, epidemiology of non communicable disease (e.g. heart disease)
  • 5. Sanitary pioneer, influential in creating the Public Health Act 1948 , first president of the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors, which is now the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Sir Edwin Chadwick Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir Edwin Chadwick Sanitary pioneer, influential in creating the Public Health Act 1948 , first president of the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors, which is now the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • 6. Developed the first successful polio vaccine Jonas Salk Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Jonas Salk Developed the first successful polio vaccine
  • 7. From tuberculosis studies he advocated for and became one of the founding fathers of evidence based medicine Archie Cochrane Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Archie Cochrane From tuberculosis studies he advocated for and became one of the founding fathers of evidence based medicine
  • 8. Founder of modern nursing and first female member of the Royal Statistical Association Florence Nightingale Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Florence Nightingale Founder of modern nursing and first female member of the Royal Statistical Association
  • 9. Discovered penicillin, which revolutionised our ability to treat infection Sir Alexander Fleming Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which revolutionised our ability to treat infection
  • 10. Medieval merchant and a politician, four times Lord Mayor of London, a Member of Parliament and a sheriff of London financed drainage systems in poor areas of medieval London, and a hospital ward for unmarried mothers Richard Whittington Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Richard Whittington Medieval merchant and a politician, four times Lord Mayor of London, a Member of Parliament and a sheriff of London financed drainage systems in poor areas of medieval London, and a hospital ward for unmarried mothers
  • 11. Founded the National Health Service in the UK, which for the first time provided universal medical care free at point-of-need Aneurin Bevan Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Aneurin Bevan Founded the National Health Service in the UK, which for the first time provided universal medical care free at point-of-need
  • 12. Fighting the damaging effects of urban poverty and ignorance in New York City, she is credited with saving the lives of 90,000 inner city children Sara Josephine Baker Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sara Josephine Baker Fighting the damaging effects of urban poverty and ignorance in New York City, she is credited with saving the lives of 90,000 inner city children
  • 13. Known as the “Father of Western medicine” he established medicine as a profession and greatly advanced the study of clinical medicine Hippocrates Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Hippocrates Known as the “Father of Western medicine” he established medicine as a profession and greatly advanced the study of clinical medicine
  • 14. A founder of modern demography, he developed the first life table, an actuarial tool that allows the calculation of life expectancies John Graunt Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes John Graunt A founder of modern demography, he developed the first life table, an actuarial tool that allows the calculation of life expectancies
  • 15. Discoveries of principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurisation Louis Pasteur Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Louis Pasteur Discoveries of principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurisation
  • 16. Coining the term ‘public health nursing’, she lived and worked in deprived communities providing nursing and training Lilian Wald Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Lilian Wald Coining the term ‘public health nursing’, she lived and worked in deprived communities providing nursing and training
  • 17. Identified causal agents of TB, cholera and anthrax. Created Koch’s postulates for linking microorganisms to particular diseases Robert Koch Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Robert Koch Identified causal agents of TB, cholera and anthrax. Created Koch’s postulates for linking microorganisms to particular diseases
  • 18. A founder of social medicine, he stated that “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale Rudolph Virchow Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Rudolph Virchow A founder of social medicine, he stated that “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale
  • 19. Created the London sewer network that led to the eradication of cholera Sir Joseph Bazalgette Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir Joseph Bazalgette Created the London sewer network that led to the eradication of cholera
  • 20. Pioneer of clinical trials, discovered that citrus fruit prevent scurvy James Lind Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes James Lind Pioneer of clinical trials, discovered that citrus fruit prevent scurvy
  • 21. Founder of modern medicine, took training on to the wards Sir William Osler Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Sir William Osler Founder of modern medicine, took training on to the wards
  • 22. Early medical statistician and epidemiologist, compiled mortality statstics and conclusively linked cholera to contaminated water William Farr Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes William Farr Early medical statistician and epidemiologist, compiled mortality statstics and conclusively linked cholera to contaminated water
  • 23. Anthropologist and doctor who has dedicated his career to improving healthcare in developing countries Paul Farmer Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Paul Farmer Anthropologist and doctor who has dedicated his career to improving healthcare in developing countries
  • 24. Anthropologist and doctor responsible for major advances in treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa Jim Yong Kim Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Jim Yong Kim Anthropologist and doctor responsible for major advances in treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • 25. Founder of Gapminder.org, brining development and public health issues to a wider audience Hans Rosling Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Hans Rosling Founder of Gapminder.org, brining development and public health issues to a wider audience
  • 26. For the work of the Gates Foundation on infectious diseases in developing countries Bill & Melinda Gates Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Bill & Melinda Gates For the work of the Gates Foundation on infectious diseases in developing countries
  • 27. Persisting with the universal healthcare agenda Barack Obama Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Barack Obama Persisting with the universal healthcare agenda
  • 28. Social reformer first Minister of Health responsible for 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act which introduced council housing Christopher Addison Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Christopher Addison Social reformer first Minister of Health responsible for 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act which introduced council housing
  • 29. Social philanthropist founded the Peabody Trust to provide dwellings for London’s poor George Peabody Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes George Peabody Social philanthropist founded the Peabody Trust to provide dwellings for London’s poor
  • 30. As the Mayor of New York City he introduced radical policies to tackle the obesity epidemic and protect citizens from the harms of tobacco Michael Bloomberg Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Michael Bloomberg As the Mayor of New York City he introduced radical policies to tackle the obesity epidemic and protect citizens from the harms of tobacco
  • 31. Promoted women’s’ reproductive rights through access to family planning services and contraception Marie Stopes Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Marie Stopes Promoted women’s’ reproductive rights through access to family planning services and contraception
  • 32. Nursing in the crimean war, pioneered nursing care for infectious diseases such as cholera in Panama and yellow fever in Jamaica Mary Seacole Public Health Heroes Public Health Heroes Mary Seacole Nursing in the crimean war, pioneered nursing care for infectious diseases such as cholera in Panama and yellow fever in Jamaica