Pioneers in Medicine
Discover the brightest minds and biggest hearts in health and healing, past and present. We highlight the inspiring work of pioneers in the health industry.
Dr Albert Szent-Györgi
Dr Albert Szent-Györgi - a true pioneer, Nobel Prize winner and the first to isolate vitamin C. Albert Szent-Györgyi’s discovery of the chemical ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C, made an essential contribution to the foundation of modern nutrition and was amongst many of his important discoveries in the medical field.
Imhotep – ‘one who comes in peace’
The true father of modern medicine? Apart from Hesy-Ra and Merit-Ptah, Imhotep was one of the first known physicians in early history. Historians call him the world’s original genius. He was also a priest, astronomer and the architect of the Step Pyramid of pharaoh Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty.
A Dedication to Margaret Roberts
Margaret Roberts, our queen of hearts and herbs, an expert on our panel for over 10 years and much-loved and respected herbal pioneer. Her passion for plants is reflected in the diverse range of culinary, aromatic and medicinal herbs she cultivated and shared with people both locally and internationally.
Dr Are Waerland
Finnish-born biologist, lecturer and writer Are Waerland has positively influenced the living habits of countless people through the health movement that carries his name.
Dr Ragnar Berg
Swedish-born biochemist and nutritionist Dr Ragnar Berg headed the physiology lab at the homeopathic sanatorium at Weisser Hirsch in Dresden from 1909. He researched vitamins, trace elements and the metabolism of minerals.
Professor Oliver Sacks
‘Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.’ Oliver Sacks