Postage stamp in honor of a pathologist

| January 15, 2009

As a philatelist, I am aware of the fact that few physicians worldwide end up on postage stamps when history reviews their life's work in their respective countries.  Several of the stamps issued portraying physicians for their scientific achievements to medicine are available here

Missing from that list are a couple of brothers who were surgeons that started a small clinic:

DrsMayoStamp 

Some may consider Dr. Walter Reed a pathologist (of sorts) and he has a stamp (shown here as a plate block):

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The most famous pathologist to appear on a postage stamp is Rudolph Virchow "The Father of Pathology" who I have read performed over 10,000 autopsies:

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And now as seen on Aperio's blog, Peruvian pathologist, Dr. Javier Arias-Stella is one of very few pathologists to have a postage stamp:

Ariasstella 

Who will be the next pathologist to be honored on a postage stamp?


Category: General Healthcare News

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  1. In my humble opinion, the next pathologist should be Dr. VinaY Kumar, at the University of Chicago!
    His educational contributions are staggering!
    John R. Minarcik, MD

  2. Christiano says:

    There really should be more postage stamps dedicated to physicians. I mean come on, their contributions impact SO many lives! And the Dr. Javier Arias stamps looks great too. I dig that design. — Christiano wedding stamps