44 Pictures Of The Brilliant And Talented People Who Died In 2016
“Creative ideas are often attacked because people oppose change or do not understand new concepts.” --Dr. Henry Heimlich: Thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver (Feb. 3, 1920–Dec. 17, 2016)
Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.