Sep 2017

Longevity of medical workers

We all want to live a long and healthy and fulfilling life, so, of some of the famous medical people of last few centuries, and even back to Hippocrates himself, how did they fair and who should we get inspiration from :
Prof Gunther Enderlein 1872-1968 (96)microbiology, medicine Continued on the work of Bechamp
Prof Antoine Bechamp 1816-1908 (92)microbiology , medicine
Sir John Weir royal physician 1879-1971 (91) homeopath
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 (90)Nursing
Hippocrates 460-370BC (90) father of medicine

Andrew Taylor Still 1828-1917 (89) Osteopathy
Elizabeth Blackwell 1821-1910 (89) 1st women MD in USA
Samuel Hahnemann 1755-1843 (88)homeopathy
Joseph Lister 1827-1912 (85)surgery
Sigmund Freud 1939-1856 (83)psychology
Galen 129-210AD (81)medicine
Rudolf Virchow 1821-1902 (81)medicine
Constantine Hering 1800-1880 (80)homeopathy

Pierre Paul Emile Roux 1853-1933 (79)med
William Harvey 1578-1657 (79)med
Henry Charlton Bastian 1837-1915 (78)neurology
Samuel Thomson 1769-1843 (74)herbal med
Alexander Fleming 1881-1955 (73)microbiology
Louis Pasteur 1822-1895 (72)microbiology
Elie Metchnikoff 1845-1916 (71)microbiology

Daniel David Palmer 1845-1913 (68)chiropractic
James Tyler Kent 1849-1916 (67)homeopathy
Robert Koch 1843-1910 (66)microbiology
Thomas Sydenham 1624-1689 (65)
Jan Baptist van Helmont 1580-1644 (64)
Claude Bernard 1813-1878 (64)physiology
Henry Lindlahr 1862-1924 (62)naturopathic
Paul Ehrlich 1854-1915 (61)rationalism
Wilhelm Reich 1897-1957 (60) heart attack or beaten to death in gaol?microbiology,psychotherapy

Pliny the Elder 23-79AD (56)med
Antoine Lavoisier 1743-1794 (51) beheaded, chemistry

Pedanius Dioscorides 40-90AD (50)med

Paracelsus 1493-1541 (47) med, didn't fair so well, but certainly left his mark.
Rene Laennec 1781-1826 (45) med, stethoscope

Nicolas Culpeper 1616-1654 (38) herb med, he may have been shot in a duel that eventually did him in, he did leave his mark also

Looks like Professor Bechamp was the longest lived, funny how we don't hear about him? Hippocrates ("let food be your medicine and medicine be your food") a close 2nd


'In the particular instance what was involved was the role and importance of the host organism. Microbes altered their forms in response to environmental stress. Disease microbes responded in this way to unfavorable or hostile conditions in the host organism. Pleomorphism meant that the host was an active participant in infection and disease- in contrast to Koch and the monomorphists who held the microbe to be all-powerful, the host organism a passive victim. Pleomorphism meant downgrading the microbe, since the host, by resisting the latter’s onslaught, could alter its characteristics.'
What do you think? What or the two interpretations makes sense to you?