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1974 in medicine refers to the significant events, discoveries, and advancements in the field of medicine that took place in the year 1974.

Events[edit | edit source]

  • On January 1, the Health and Safety at Work Act was implemented in the United Kingdom, marking a significant milestone in the history of occupational health and safety.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Expanded Programme on Immunization, aiming to control and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide.

Discoveries and advancements[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

  • Elizabeth Blackburn, a molecular biologist and Nobel laureate, was born on November 26. She is known for her work on telomeres and telomerase.

Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Carl Cori, a biochemist and Nobel laureate, died on October 20. He is known for his work on the Cori cycle.

See also[edit | edit source]

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