Which Medical Innovator are you most closely connected to?

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This week's Example Profile is Louis Pasteur, whose research was responsible for pasteurization and breakthroughs in vaccination, among many other innovations.

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WikiTree profile: Louis Pasteur
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (446k points)
edited by Abby Glann
It is Willem, not William Einthoven
I'm most closely connected to Frederick Banting, at 19 degrees.
Hello all, I am not sure if anyone else here knows, but there is a High School named in his honour. It’s Banting Memorial High School, 203 Victoria St., E., Allison, Ontario, Canada

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I am most closely connected to Joseph Lister at 25 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Mach 8 (86.2k points)
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13 degrees from Virginia Apgar--closest connection ever and I never heard of her before.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
We may not have heard of her - but have you not heard of the APGAR tests when babies are born?   A number out of 10 that babies get the minute they are born and then again 5 minutes later.  I think this may have been her idea...

My sons APGAR Numbers were 9 at birth and then 10, just 5 minutes later!!
She is indeed the innovator of the Apgar Scale.  So simple and yet so effective.
+7 votes
18 degrees from Virginia Apgar.
by Ruth Curfman G2G1 (1.1k points)
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Virginia Apgar at 17 degrees, and a 10th cousin twice removed.  She seems to be well connected to people on Wikitree.
by J Ryan G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
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I am amazed.  I am only 17 degrees from Edward Jenner, and for once, the line doesn't pass through my wife or her cousin John Bernie (Bernie-17.) There was a Jenner family living next door to my parents in Geelong.
by Doug Laidlaw G2G6 Mach 1 (15.9k points)
+6 votes
15 degrees from Virginia Apgar (10th cousins, 2x removed)
19 degrees from Frederick Banting (8th cousins, 2x removed)
20 degrees from Florence Nightingale
21 degrees from Joseph Lister
21 degrees from Alexander Wood
23 degrees from Willem Einthoven
23 degrees from Edward Jenner
27 degrees from Solomon Fuller
30 degrees from Frederick Hollows
35 degrees from Louis Pasteur
49 degrees from Jane Jones
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 3 (39.0k points)
+6 votes
26 from Frederick Banting.
by Elizabeth Randerson G2G3 (3.5k points)
+8 votes
9 degrees from Frederick Banting, my closest connection yet.
by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
+8 votes
My closest is the Canadian Frederick Banting, at 16 degrees. Additionally, we are 7th cousins three times removed. He is related to me on account of some Loyalist ancestors who left New York during the American Revolution, and were cousins to ancestors of mine who remained in New York.

My most distant is Jane (Wright) Jones, at 50 degrees. After seeing that, I have put in a little bit of effort toward connecting her better, by starting to build out the profiles for the family of her husband.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+6 votes
18 degree from SirJoseph Lister
by Lisa Burke G2G1 (1.3k points)
+6 votes

Florence Nightingale is my favourite person out of this set!

by Chase Clift G2G3 (3.7k points)
+5 votes
I am most closely related to Virginia Apgar, who is a 9th cousin, once removed through our common ancestor Edward Spaulding.

I know of the Apgar scores because of the birth of my two children, who to my relief scored 9 and 10 on them. I didn't know who developed them.
by Marilyn Kenyon G2G6 Mach 1 (10.4k points)
+3 votes

18 degrees from Frederick Banting

Virginia Apgar and I are 21st cousins five times removed via Isabel de (Luxembourg) Dampierre.

by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 5 (59.8k points)
+3 votes
I am most closely connected to Virginia Apgar & Frederick Banting, both at 21 Degrees.
by Jenn Roma G2G2 (2.1k points)
+3 votes
Virginia Apgar 19 degrees and 15th cousins 1X removed through MRCA Thomas Boys

19 degrees from Frederick Banting

19 degrees from Alexander Wood
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (448k points)
+2 votes
18 degrees from Frederick Banting, but no relation.

Virginia Apgar is my 15th cousin twice removed
by Cheryl Cruise G2G5 (5.7k points)
+1 vote
Considering that Fred Hollows is also from New Zealand, I am not surprised that he is my closest connection!!!

Robynne is

19 degrees from Frederick Hollows,
20 degrees from Florence Nightingale,
20 degrees from Edward Jenner,
21 degrees from Alexander Wood,
22 degrees from Frederick Banting,
22 degrees from Willem Einthoven,
23 degrees from Joseph Lister,
23 degrees from Virginia Apgar,
26 degrees from Dave Welburn
31 degrees from Solomon Fuller,
35 degrees from Louis Pasteur,
53 degrees from Jane Jones
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (891k points)

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