Innovators

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Healthcare Without Harm

“Health Care Without Harm seeks to transform the health sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it becomes ecologically sustainable and a leading advocate for environmental health and justice.” Healthcare without Harm was begun in 1996 after the Environmental Protection Agency identified medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin, one …

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Health in Harmony

“Founded on Radical Listening, Health in Harmony is a rainforest conservation organization holistically addressing the health of people, ecosystems, and the planet.” The tension between conservation of natural resources and the health and wellbeing of local populations has long existed. Dr. Kinari Webb, an American physician and Ashoka and Mulago fellow, founded Health in Harmony …

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A Physician turned Artist Transcends Boundaries

The Artist Within I recently read the fascinating story of Dr. Gindi, a German/Egyptian physician turned sculptor. She traveled the world as a general practitioner before shifting her life into that of an artist, studying at the Florence Academy of Art. Although she states that this may not be the most expected transition for a physician, she …

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Combining Medicine with an Innovative Career

“Dr. Netter’s contribution to the study of human anatomy is epochal. He has advanced our understanding of anatomy more than any other illustrator since the 16th century, when Vesalius introduced drawings based on cadaveric dissections.” ~ Michael Debakey M.D. Frank Henry Netter (25 April 1906 – 17 September 1991) initially began his working career as …

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