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Medical Assistant Week: Famous Medical Assistants

Medical Assistant Week: Famous Medical Assistants

October 20, 2017

Medical Assistant Week: Famous Medical Assistants

Medical Assistants Recognition Week is observed the third full week in October. One of the fastest-growing careers in the nation, medical assistants make medical offices run more smoothly.  They also play an instrumental role to overall quality patient care.


Alphonse Laveran

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Born:  1845

Died: 1922

Origin:   France


French doctor Alphonse Laveran, who discovered the cause of malaria and later won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, started out as a medical assistant working as an ambulance officer during the Franco-German War.

Since 1900, he especially studied the trypanosomes and published, either independently or in collaboration with others, a large number of papers on these blood parasites.



Maria Montessori 

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Born: :  1870

Died:  1952

Origin:  Italy


Known primarily as an educator who created the influential Montessori method of education emphasizing child-centric, practical learning, Maria Montessori was also Italy’s first female doctor, and she worked during her youth as a medical assistant in Florence.

Soon after this accomplishment she was promoted to surgical assistant at Santo Spirito, where she had worked previously as a medical assistant. She continued research at the University of Rome, joining the university staff in 1897.



Harald zur Hausen

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Born: : 1936

Origin:  German


Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the role of papilloma viruses, German doctor Harald zur Hausen worked as a medical assistant shortly after earning his medical degree from the University of Düsseldorf in 1960.



Brittany Smith

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Born:  1990

Origin:  United States


The 2013 winner of the Miss Illinois title (earning her entry into the Miss America pageant), Brittany Smith graduated from Purdue University in 2012 with a degree in Health & Kinesiology and currently works as a medical assistant. .



*Source: Wikipedia

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