5 Most Famous Health Administrators in History

Health care administrators or health services administrators play different role in health care system. There are two types of administrators, generalists and specialists. Generalists are individuals who are responsible for managing or helping to manage an entire facility and specialists look around a specific branch of health. Below are mentioned some health care administrator famous in history.

  1. Henry Norman Bethune: He was a Canadian physician and medical innovator and was better know for his medical services during the Spanish Civil War and with the People’s Liberation Army during the Second Sino Japanese War. He created the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. He was the pioneer of theory of socialized medicine and formed the Montreal Group for the Security of People’s Health.
  2. Christian Albert Theodor Billroth: He was a German born Austrian surgeon and an amateur musician. He is considered as founding father of the present day abdominal surgery. He is held responsible for great achievements in surgery including the first esophagectomy (1871), the first laryngectomy (1873), and above all the most famous and predominant successful gastrectomy (1881) for gastric cancer. He also put great efforts of him in creating first modern school of thought in surgery.
  3. Guy de Chauliac: He was born in, Chaulhac, Lozère France, the son of French peasants. After learning medicine and anatomy he became physician to three popes.  He was among the most important physicians of his time, and his ideas were in circulation and in cause for about 200 years. Chauliac’s Chirurgia magna is his seminal work on surgery covering anatomy, bloodletting, cauterization, drugs, anesthetics, wounds, and fractures, ulcers, special diseases, and antidotes involving other things.
  4. Marcello Malpighi: He was an Italian doctor, who developed many concepts related to physiological features. In 1956 he received a chair of medical practice in the university, after three years when he applied for the position. Later same year, the University of Pisa created a chair of theoretical medicine for him. In 1667 Henry Oldenburg invited Malpighi to correspond with the Royal Society regularly and he became a fellow the next year, the first such recognition given to an Italian.
  5. Jean-Martin Charcot: He was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. He is termed as founder and father of modern neurology. His works has aggressively influenced the fields of neurology and psychology. He is called as “The Napoleon of the neuroses.” He to a greater extent was influenced by Spanish and Chinese Communist movements.  He specifically refused to work under Chiang Kai Shek’s Nationalist government and insisted to help Chinese Communists therefore.
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