Category:Physicians from Hawaii
Pages in category "Physicians from Hawaii"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Lawrence Eron – Lawrence Eron, MD is an infectious diseases specialist practicing in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2009 he received the Clinician Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America for outstanding achievements in the practice of infectious diseases. In 2011, he was included by Pacific Business News on the list of Best Doctors in Hawaii. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1966 with a degree in Biochemistry and he then spent a year doing post-graduate research in microbiology at the University of Cambridge in England before attending Harvard Medical School in 1967. They are credited as the first researchers to accomplish isolation of a genetic element according to an article that appeared in the New York Times on December 8,1969. From 1976 to 1978, Eron served as an investigator at the Bureau of Biologics of the National Institutes of Health prior to entering private practice in Virginia. He founded an infectious diseases private practice with Donald Poretz in 1978, together with Poretz, they were the first to recognize the potential value of outpatient intravenous antibiotic therapy for clinically stable patients. They also cared for an ill animal handler in Reston, Virginia and this real-life event became the basis of a best-selling book, The Hot Zone and the fictional 1995 Hollywood movie Outbreak. On October 1,1985, the New York Times featured Eron in an article about his novel approach to treating genital warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus. Eron and his colleagues used the anti-viral hormone interferon to clear patients of genital warts, over a 9-month period, 85% of Erons patients were cleared and remained free of genital warts. Since 1998, Eron has served as an Infectious Disease Consultant at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu and he is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Arlington, VA, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Poretz DM, Eron LJ, Goldenberg RI, et al. Intravenous antibiotic therapy in an outpatient setting, journal of the American Medical Association. Interferon Is Used For Genital Warts
2. Tess Gerritsen – Tess Gerritsen is an American novelist and retired physician. Tess Gerritsen is the child of a Chinese immigrant and a Chinese-American seafood chef, while growing up in San Diego, California, Gerritsen often dreamt of writing her own Nancy Drew novels. Her first name is Terry, she decided to feminize it when she was a writer of romance novels, although she longed to be a writer, her family had reservations about the sustainability of a writing career, prompting Gerritsen to choose a career in medicine. In 1975, Gerritsen graduated from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology and she went on to study medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her degree in 1979 and started work as a physician in Honolulu. While on maternity leave, she submitted a story to a statewide fiction contest in the magazine Honolulu. Her story, On Choosing the Right Crack Seed, won first prize, the story focused on a young male reflecting on a difficult relationship with his mother. Gerritsen claimed the story allowed her to deal with her own childhood turmoil, inspired by the romance novels she enjoyed reading while working as a doctor, Gerritsens first novels were romantic thrillers. After two unpublished novels, Call After Midnight was bought by publisher Harlequin Intrigue in 1986. Gerritsen subsequently wrote eight romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue and Harper Paperbacks, in 1996, Gerritsen wrote Harvest, her first medical thriller. The plot was inspired by a conversation with a homicide detective who had recently traveled in Russia. He told her young orphans were vanishing from Moscow streets, Harvest was Gerritsens first hardcover novel, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list at number thirteen. Following Harvest, Gerritsen wrote three more bestselling medical thrillers, Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity, in 2001, Gerritsens first crime thriller, The Surgeon, was published and introduced homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. Although a secondary character in The Surgeon, Rizzoli has been a focus of ten subsequent novels pairing her with medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The books inspired the Rizzoli & Isles television series starring Angie Harmon, Gerritsen also made an appearance in the series final season as a writer who helps Isles establish herself in the literary field. Although most of her recent books have been in the Rizzoli/Isles series, a tale of gruesome murders, the book is set primarily in 1830s Boston and includes a character based on Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Gerritsens books have published in 40 countries and have sold 25 million copies. Gerritsen co-wrote the story and screenplay for Adrift, which aired on CBS as Movie of the Week in 1993 and starred Kate Jackson and she has contributed essays in volumes published by Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers
3. Luther Gulick (physician) – Gulick was born December 4,1865 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. His father was missionary physician Luther Halsey Gulick Sr. and his mother was Louisa Lewis and his paternal grandfather Peter Johnson Gulick was an even earlier missionary. He married Charlotte Lottie Emily Vetter of Hanover, New Hampshire in 1887 and he studied at Oberlin Academy 1880–1882 and 1883–1886 and at the Sargent Normal School for physical training He graduated from the medical school of New York University in 1889. Gulick was founding superintendent of the education department of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He designed a logo representing the YMCA philosophy. This evolved into the block letter Y used in the modern YMCA logo, Gulick persuaded a young instructor named James Naismith, a teacher at the school, to create an indoor game that could be played during the off-season. In response, Naismith invented and popularized basketball, Gulick worked with Naismith to spread the sport, chairing the Basketball Committee of the Amateur Athletic Union and representing the United States Olympic Committee during the 1908 Olympic Games. For his efforts to increase the popularity of basketball and of physical fitness in general and he was principal of the Pratt Institute High School from 1900 to 1903. From 1903 to 1908, he headed physical training in the schools of New York City. He served as president of the American Physical Education Association in 1903-1906, of the Public School Physical Training Society in 1905-1908 and he gave talks at the 1904 St. With his wife, Gulick founded the Camp Fire Girls to prepare women for work outside the home, in 1975, its name changed to Camp Fire USA as it accepted boys and girls and in 2012 it was renamed Camp Fire. The Gulicks helped create and expand the Boy Scout movement, as both the Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scouts movements helped to promote fitness and expand exercise opportunities for youth. Gulick recommending the secretary of the Playground Association, James E, west to head the new Boy Scouts of America. Gulick also founded Camp Timanous, a summer camp and Camp Wohelo. His older brother Sidney Gulick was a missionary to Japan, sidneys son, also named Luther Halsey Gulick, was an expert on public administration. His other siblings included Reverend Edward Leeds Gulick and Pierre Johnson Gulick and his sisters namesake, daughter Frances Jewett Gulick was honored for her service in World War I. Gulick died August 13,1918 at his camp in Casco and he had just returned from France inspecting troops of the US forces in World War I. Elizabeth Burchinal, dance educator associated with physical education, Luther Halsey Gulick, was an expert and prolific writer on physical education, folk dance education and recreation
4. William Hillebrand – William Hillebrand was a German physician. He traveled the world, including over 20 years in the Hawaiian islands, in 1850, Hillebrand lived at what is now Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu. He also became known as a botanist, Hillebrand was born on November 13,1821 in Nieheim, Province of Westphalia, Prussia. His father was Judge Franz Josef Hillebrand, and mother Louise Pauline Konig and he studied medicine at Heidelberg and Berlin, and practiced at Paderborn. He sought a warmer climate to recover from a problem, first traveling to Australia in 1849. Hillebrand then went to San Francisco and finally arrived in the Hawaii December 22,1850 and he stayed for a little over 20 years and made significant contributions that endure to this day. He was able to speak the Hawaiian language as well as German, English, Latin and he went into practice with Dr. Wesley Newcomb, and married his stepdaughter Anna Post on November 16,1852. In 1853, Hillebrand purchased 13 acres of land from Queen Kalama and he had a keen interest in plants, and over the years, planted a number of exotic and native trees in his garden. Six years after his arrival, he and nine other Honolulu physicians petitioned to charter an organization called the Hawaiian Medical Society, two months later, the petition was granted. Today, it is the Hawaii Medical Association, after the death of Thomas Charles Byde Rooke in 1858, he was appointed physician to the royal family of King Kamehameha IV. Hillebrand also served as physician at The Queens Hospital, from 1860 to 1871. The hospital was named after Queen Emma, Dr. Rookes adoptive daughter who was Kamehameha IVs wife, in 1865 he was appointed to the Kings Privy Council, the Board of Health, and Bureau of Immigration. In April 1865 Hillebrand traveled to Asia and the East Indies on behalf of the Hawaiian government, Hillebrand wrote an article on leprosy that was published in 1883. Another European immigrant to Hawaii, Joseph Francis Charles Rock would continue Hillebrands work of identifying Hawaiian species, Hillebrand moved back to Germany in 1871. In 1877 he arranged for the first immigrants from Portugal to come to Hawaii as plantation workers, for nearly a decade he considered returning to Hawaii. In 1880, he determined that would never happen, so sold his home to shipping entrepreneur Captain Thomas Foster and his wife Mary, years later, Mary Foster bequeathed the land to the city, which opened it to the public as Foster Botanical Garden in 1930. He died July 13,1886 in Heidelberg and he is the father of William Francis Hillebrand, an American chemist. Two plants, Veronica hillebrandii and Phebalium hillebrandii are named in his honor, flora of the Hawaiian Islands, a description of their phanerogams and vascular cryptogams
5. Thomas Charles Byde Rooke – Thomas Charles Byde Rooke was an English physician who married into the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He built a mansion called the Rooke House in Honolulu that became popular with political and social leaders of the Kingdom and he was born on 18 May 1806 in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England. His father was Thomas Rooke and mother was Sarah Paillet Draper and he trained at St Bartholomews Hospital in London and arrived in Honolulu about 1829 on an English whaling ship. In 1830 he married Grace Kamaʻikuʻi Young, in 1844 he met Abraham Fornander who worked for him surveying and supervising a coffee plantation. Rooke built a house some time in the 1830s, the house faced the Nuʻuanu Valley and with each of its two floors measuring approximately fifty by fifty feet was one of largest private homes in Honolulu at the time. It was used for practice, a large library. It included a house and living quarters for kahu. A wide veranda swept the front of the house, and four pillars supported the roof, the ground floor was Rookes clinic and dispensary. The family lived upstairs, in a style redolent of a British manor house, with red Kashmir carpets, mahogany and dark oak furniture and it was on the ma kai-Waikiki corner of Beretania and Nuʻuanu Avenue and bordered by Fort Street and Chaplain Lane, 21°18′41″N 157°51′36″W. The one-and-a-half-acre parcel, called Kaopuana, was probably the gift of Kamehameha III, on 16 December 1835, Graces father John Young died, mostly likely in Rooke House, with the Young and Isaac Davis family present. Dr. Rooke had been caring for the nonagenarian British sailor during his illness, three weeks after the Youngs death, a girl Emma was born, the granddaughter of Young, daughter of Fanny Young and the hānai daughter of the Rookes. Much later, the house witnessed the death of two others of the Young family, James Kānehoa, Grace Rookes half-brother, and Kaʻōanaʻeha, popularly known as Rooke House, the residence was known throughout Honolulu for its hospitality. Grace Rooke, steeped in her mothers aliʻi tradition of hoʻokipa, was a gracious hostess, Dr. Rooke, always elegantly attired, complemented his naturally shy wife with his open, gregarious, and forthright manner. Rooke House, for most of Emmas childhood, was a place of elaborate dinners, parties, teas, visiting families included those of Abner Paki, John Owen Dominis, Captain John Paty and Skinner, and the King. This affirmed their high status in business and political circles, isabella Bird, who visited Queen Emma in 1873, described as Rooke House as the most English-looking house I have seen since I left home, except Bishopscourt at Melbourne. The residence was the scene of mass gatherings of Hawaiians and some British with chants celebrating Emma’s rightful claim to the throne, during the 1900s it was a kindergarten named Queen Emma Hall in honor of the last owner of the house. Later the site of Rooke House was occupied by the Liberty Theater, Rooke served as a representative to the legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1851–1855, and in 1858 was appointed to the Privy Council. He was a member of the first Hawaii Medical Association, along with Charles Guillou, William Hillebrand