1972

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1972 in medicine refers to the significant events, advancements, and occurrences in the field of medicine during the year 1972.

Events[edit | edit source]

In 1972, several notable events occurred in the field of medicine. These include the establishment of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States. These organizations were created to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

Advancements[edit | edit source]

1972 also saw significant advancements in medical research and technology. For instance, the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner was developed by Godfrey Hounsfield in the United Kingdom. This invention revolutionized the field of medical imaging, allowing for detailed, three-dimensional images of the body's interior to be created non-invasively.

Notable Births and Deaths[edit | edit source]

Several notable individuals in the field of medicine were born or died in 1972. These include the birth of Helen Mayberg, a neurologist known for her work in treating depression with deep brain stimulation, and the death of Carl Richard Moore, an American zoologist who made significant contributions to the field of reproductive biology.

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