FAMOUS DOCTORS (that you didn't know were doctors)

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

- John Wooden

Doctors, just like superheroes, seem to keep separate identities when they fly away from medicine and morph into alternate fields.

Doctors have been to space. In fact the first black man to walk in space was a doctor, Bernard Harris Jr. MD. And doctors have also died on space missions: Laurel Clark, MD and David Brown, MD, died on the tragic Colombia flight when it shattered on re-entering our atmosphere on February 1st, 2003.

Doctors have also been inventors extraordinaire. That bowl of Corn Flakes you had for breakfast last morning, was commissioned by Dr.Kellogs. The Listerine you shook your mouth out with before that, mHmm, a doctor invented that too, Dr. Joseph Lawrence.  

Doctors have also been best selling fiction authors. Jurassic Park and Sherlock Holmes were both penned by two different doctors (Dr. Doyle and Dr.Crichton respectively). 

And basketball was invented by another doctor too (Dr Naismith). 

Many of the doctors you will read about in this section of the site you will recognize without hesitation but be surprised to learn that their famous names were preceded by the letters 'Dr' - the pronunciation of which seems to go silent when doctors get famous for things other than medicine.

 

There is a lot more to doctors than meets the eye. 

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