Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare Review

“This book is a compilation of 28 biographies of people working in health care and the allied health professions. The articles appeared in Current Biography and include a variety of workers from all over the world. They range in length from 1,000 to 4,000 words and include references for further reading. They cover the early life, education, and significant contributions to the health care field that each person has made. Among those included are fitness trainer Billy Blanks, Burmese physician Cynthia Maung, and epidemiologist David L. Heymann. An appendix offers 10 historical biographies of people who made significant contributions to health care: Aristides Agramonte, who confirmed that mosquitoes transmit yellow fever; Wilhem Conrad Roentgen, who discovered X-rays; and Yellapragada SubbaRow, who described the biochemistry of muscle function and synthesized new drugs are examples. A bibliography of articles about the subjects of the entries in the main part of the book offers further information for research. This book will be useful for high school students researching careers and the contributions contemporary figures to the health care field.”
-ARBA, 2016