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Pioneers of Science

Pionner(s)What he/she/they did
Charles Drew Developed a method for typing and storing blood; started the first blood bank.
Sir Alexander Fleming Discovered penicilin.
Rosalind Franklin Was instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA but received very little credit.
Pastuer Discovered that germs cause disease; disproved the theory of spontaneous generation at the microscopic level.
Leeuwenhoek Was the first person to view living cells (blood cells) under a microscope.
Racheal Carson Wrote a book titled "The Silent Spring" in which she explained the affect of pesticides (specifically DDT) on the ecosystem.
Alfred Wallace Proposed the theory of natural selection around the same time as Charles Darwin, but received very little credit.
Miller and Urey Performed an experiment in which organic matter (amino acids, etc.) was generated from inorganic material.
Mary and Louis Leakey Found the fossil of a 4 million year old "human-like" organism (Australopithecus).
Aristotle Was the first person to classify plants and animals; was a famous philosopher.
Redi Disproved the theory of spontaneous generation in macroscopic animals (such as flies).
Pavlov Described a type of simple animal behavior known as classical conditioning.
Linnaeus Came up with a system for classifying and naming organisms that is still used today.
Konad Lorenz Studied the genetic basis of behavior by observing imprinting in geese.
Mendel Considered the father of heredity; performed experiments with pea plants.
Charles Darwin Went down in history as the founder of natural selection.
Harvey Discovered the circulatory system.
Jonas Salk Developed a vaccine for polio.
Edward Jenner Found a vaccine for small pox.
Hooke Credited with the naming of "cells".
Schleiden Discovered that all plants are made from cells.
Schwann Discovered that all animals are made from cells.
Virchow Discovered that all cells arise from other living cells.
Lister First person to sterilize instruments for surgery.
James Watson and Francis Crick Discovered the "double helix" structure of DNA.
Jane Goodall Studied the behavior of chimpanzess in the wild.
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