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1924 in medicine refers to the significant events, discoveries, and advancements in the field of medicine that took place in the year 1924.

Events[edit | edit source]

In 1924, the American Heart Association was founded by a group of physicians and social workers in New York City. This organization has since become a leading force in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Discoveries and advancements[edit | edit source]

In the same year, Willem Einthoven was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his invention of the electrocardiogram. This device has become an essential tool in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Births[edit | edit source]

Several notable figures in the field of medicine were born in 1924, including Joseph E. Murray, who performed the first successful kidney transplant, and Jerome Horwitz, who synthesized the first antiretroviral drug for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Deaths[edit | edit source]

1924 also saw the death of Alexis Carrel, a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for his work on vascular suturing and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs.

See also[edit | edit source]

1924 Resources
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